The Daily Republic from Mitchell, South Dakota on August 6, 1962 · Page 1
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Mitchell, South Dakota
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WEATHER FORECAST Partly Cloudy THE DAILY REPUBLIC if if if An Independent Newspaper Volume LXXIX Sell It FAST With DOUBLE SERVICE WANT ADS 16 Pages Mitchell, S. D., Monday, August 6, 196< Final Edition Sin tlo COPV IDc SD FAMILY OF FIVE SLAIN—The Hugh Paulson family, above, of Volga, died of rifle shots Friday evening at their farm home. A 16-year-old high school honor student has admitted to authorities that he tied them up and killed them becouse "I had to do something." (AP Wircphoto) *** * * * *** Arlington Youth Tells Story Of Slaying Of 5 BROOKINGS Iff) — A charge of murder was filed in municipal court here today against Dennis Roger Ottoson, 16, Arlington, admitted killer of all five members of a neighboring family. Judge P. H. Collins continued the case until 9 a.m. Wednesday to give the youth time to obtain counsel. He was ordered held without bond. The charge drawn by States Attorney Gordon Mydland specifically accused Ottoson of shooting Mrs. Lorraine Paulson to death last Friday night. It was Ottoson's second court appearance of the day. Earlier he appeared in county court before Judge Walter M. Aaberg, who cleared the case in a closed hearing for municipal court action. The next step in a criminal case normally would be to bind a defendant to circuit court for trial. Conviction of murder in South Dakota carries a penalty of death or life imprisonment. The boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Ottoson of Arlington were at his side. The admitted youthful slayer of the Hugh Paulson family appeared completely composed but his mother was badly shaken. Mydland said the boy repeated to Judge Aaberg the story he had told officers < of killing the Paulson's after forcing their oldest daughter, Karlyn, 13, to disrobe in the Paulson home Friday night. Ottoson has shown no remorse, Mydland said. The blond slightly-built youth, * 5-foot-5 inches, walked slowly and deliberately into the courtroom. When he saw a group of photographers at the door, he straightened his eyeglasses and the cuff of the charcoal-colored coat he was wearing. His glance ran over all of the photographers as he posed for pictures. The youth appears b e fore County Judge Walter M, Aaberg today. A state statute forbids identification of arrested juveniles until they appear in court. Bodies of Hugh Paulson, 44, Mrs, Paulson, 35, and their .three daughters, Karlyn, 13, Anita, 9, and Leanne, 6, were found in their home near Volga Saturday. Karlyn's body, nude and bound, was in an upstairs bedroom. The others, downstairs, had been tied hand and foot. Vernon Rude, the county coroner, said the boy admitted shooting the five in their heads because "I had to do something." Rude said the youth told officers he tied the others and ordered Karlyn to go upstairs and undress. The boy then went upstairs and tied up the girl, Rude said. The coroner said the young man's sexual desire apparently was frustrated and he went berserk, and ran downstairs. "I knew I couldn't leave the family tied down there," and I didn't know what to do so I shot them," Rude quoted the youth. • The coroner said the boy then returned upstairs and shot Karlyn with the .22 caliber rifle, "I don't know where we failed," the youth's mother told a reporter Sunday. "He was a model boy, way above average, and never * * * 'Never Gave Us Trouble/ Mother Of Killer Says By GLENN McCASbAND Pierre Capital Journal Writer ARLINGTON tf> — "What caus- ad this we will never know, he never gave us a minute's trouble." Those were the comments of the parents of a 16 - year - old Arlington, S. D., youth who is being held in jail here in connection with the fatal shooting of five neighbors. The shocked parents of the boy were still grasping for a reason j that would explain why their son (Continued on Page Two* TRAGEDY gave us a minute's trouble heartache." The slayings occurred Friday or | to a bedroom and the two talked privately. Then Rev. Mr. Peder- evening. The night policeman at Arlington found the youth walking in a daze early Saturday. His father was called and brought the boy home. "I've done something awful," the boy told his parents. The Rev. Oliver Pederson of Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington, was called to the farm. son came out and told the parents their son had said he "shot one of the Paulson girls." They were skeptical of the boy's story, but the father and minister drove to the Paulson place less than a mile away and found the bodies. Funeral services for the Paulson famtty will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran The clergyman took the boy in-1 Church at Arlington. Kadoka Man Is Slain By His Wife; Ruled Justifiable By Republic News Service KADOKA — A Jackson County Coroner's Jury ruled justifiable homicide in the early Saturday morning shooting here in which a 37 - year - old missile worker was slain by his wife following a night of terror in the family trailer home. Dead is Orville Ramsey of St. Louis, Mo. He was shot an undetermined number of times in the head by his wife. Patsy, 29, about 6 a.m. after he allegedly attempted sexual advances toward Mrs. Ramsey's 10 - year - old daughter several times during the night. The jury ruled the homicide justifiable after Mrs. Ramsey told of her husband coming home about midnight Friday following a drinking party, shooting a .22 caliber pistol outside the trailer home several times, ordering his wife to send the young girl into his bedroom several times, and finally putting the girl through mental and physical duress. The girl, suffering multiple bruises and marks on her body, was examined by doctors, but they could not determine whether she had been raped that evening or previously. Mrs. Ramsey told police that her husband had made several previous advances toward the girl. The dead man had reportedly threatened his wife and the girl several times throughout the night, Mrs. Ramsey allegedly shot him early Saturday morning and Kennedy Back From Weekend In Home State HVANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP)President Kennedy flew back to Washington today after another vacation weekend with Mrs. Kennedy who is leaving for a two- week visit in Italy. Mrs. Kennedy is leaving today for New York for an overnight stay before flying out Tuesday for a two-week vacation in Italy. then notified the trailer camp op erator to call the sheriff. The family had been living in the Kadoka Trailer Camp for about two weeks. Previous to thai they lived in the Wagon Whee Motel. Investigating officers were Alvin Baldwin, chief of police, Sheriff Warren Pearson and Deputy Sher iff Clifford Parks plus a member of the state bureau of criminal investigation. The body was taken to Hall's Funeral Home in Philip. 3 Slates Hold Their Primary Election Tuesday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Relatively quiet campaigns, highlighted by auto maker George Romney's plunge into partisan politics, come to an end Tuesday with primary elections in Michigan, Kansas and Missouri. In all, nominations for two governorships, two Senate seats and 34 House posts are at stake. Only in one of Kansas' two Republican senatorial campaigns has there been a spirited clash. Another candidate was picked Saturday when Idaho Republicans nominated former Gov. Len Jordan for the Senate. He will seek election this fall to the seat vacated by the death last month of Sen. Henry C. Dworshak. The Republican convention action Saturday also made it likely that Jordan will be appointed by Gov. Robert E. Smylie to fill Dworshak's seat in the interim. Idaho Democrats pick their senatorial candidate in a convention Aug. 18, with Rep. Gracie Pfost the favored candidate. Romney, former president of American Motors and already mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 1964, has only token opposition in Mich(Continued on Page Two) ELECTIONS 1957 Movie Was Believed Life Story Of MM NEW YORK (API — Marilyi Monroe's life story was said to lave been the basis for a 19,i7 movie, "The Goddess," in which — ironically enough— the heroine las a bottle of sleeping pills ir icr hands just before the final 'adeout. The Paddy Chayefsky screenplay told of a beautiful girl with a sorry home life who grows up in the depression years. She feels so insecure she marries, at 16, the 'irst man who gives her a second look. She leaves him. goes Hollywood, becomes a screen sex bomb makes millions of dollars, buys a showplace-type mansion—but isn't happy. An emotional wreck, she has a bottle of sleeping pills in her hands at the movie's end. JFK Wants Teeth Put Back Into Drug Bill Marilyn Monroe Is Found Dead Of Overdose Of Sleeping Pills Elisabethville Airfield Closed To All Bui U.N. ELISABETHVILLE, Katanga (AP)—The United Nations closed the Elisabethville airport Sunday to all traffic except U.N. aircraft. A U.N. spokesman said the airport was closed at the request of the central Congo government, which had asked that all aircraft be required to have its permission to land at any airport in Katanga Province except Albertville. Albertville is under control of the Congolese army. Members of Katanga president Moise Tshombe's government viewed the closing of the airport as the first move in a program of economic pressure to end the secession of Katanga from the central government's control. They said if the central government persisted in such blockades, it would mean an end to unity negotiations between Tshombe's regime and the government of Congo Premier Cyrille Adoula. The United States, Britain and Belgium were reported last weekend to have worked out a program of diplomatic and economic pressure on Tshombe to bring him to agreement with Adoula. The Western powers' chief aim is to divert to the impoverished central government some of the huge tax revenues the Union Miniere mining firm now pays to Tshombe's government on the copper and other ores it mines in Katanga. Jamaica Gains Commonwealth Nation Status KINGSTON, Jamaica (API-Jamaica became the newest nation of the Western Hemisphere today to the thunderous cheers of Jamaicans in a ceremony watched by British Princess Margaret and U.S. Vice President Lydon B. Johnson. The petite princess, in dazzling icy white gown and tiara, was solemn as Britain's Union Jack came fluttering down and another of the empire's colonies broke away. As 25,000 stood in National Stadium, massed bands played "God Save the Queen," a reminder that this calypso island remains a member of the British Commonwealth after 307 years of British rule. The hour was midnight, and all lights were switched off in the stadium as the last strains of the anthem echoed. The princess seemed to sense the feelings of her fellow countrymen. When the massed bands began playing, she arose and slowly moved over to her husband, Lord Snowdon, who was standing on the platform several chairs away. She stared straight ahead. This is a national holiday and no work is being done, but Tuesday the 50-member Parliament meets for the first time to begin the work of an independent nation. Johnson, who was accompanied here by his wife, told cheering Jamaicans Sunday afternoon President Kennedy had sent him "because of friendship which will grow ane prosper with your independence." Barter he announced a $75,000 U.S. government scholarship fund had been set up for Jamaican students. HOLLYWOOD (APi - A doctor smashed his way into a locked bedroom—and found Marilyn Monroe dead in bed, nude, a telephone clutched in ffui hand, an empty pttl bottle nearby. It was her psychiatrist who found the body early Sunday. The mysterious death brought a tragic end, at 36, to the trouble- scarred life of Norma Jean Baker —the frlghtcTicd waif who became the world's most famous blonde as Marilyn Monroe. She apparently died either late Saturday or early Sunday of an overdose of sleeping pills. The empty bottle had contained 50 Nembutal capsules. Was it suicide? Had she called someone before she died? A coroner's investigation team, aided by detectives, is seeking .the answers to these questions today. Evidence uncovered so far is conflicting. The coroner said the body is being released to Inez Nelson, conservator of tlif^mother's estate. Earlier, the coroner said Miss Monroe's half sister, Hernice Miracle of Gainesville, Fla., had authorized release of the body to ex-baseball star Joe DiMaggio, second of the actress' three husbands, or to her attorney, Milton Rudin. Dr. Ralph Greenson, her psychiatrist, said she called him at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, distraught, seeking reassurance. They talked an hour. He told her to take a drive in her car to relax. It was a ride she never took. Instead, she retired at 8 p.m., in what her housekeeper, Mrs. Eunice Murray, thought to be good spirits. If she made any calls that evening, they were local calls. Telephone company records disclosed no toll calls from her number. Mrs. Murray rose at 3 a. m. Sunday in her quarters in the star's Brentwood home — awakened by an uneasy dread she couldn't explain—and found Miss Monroe's light still burning, her door locked, and no answer to her knock. She phoned Dr. Greenson. He rushed to the home, smashed a bedroom window with a fireplace poker, forced his way in, and told Mrs. Murray: "She appears to be dead." No notes were found. She was found lying face down, the covers hunched around her shoulders. The body was taken to a nearby mortuary and then to the county morgue where it remains today, unclaimed. Hours before she had been one of the world's most famous personalities, But on her coroner's call sheet, tagged to crypt 33 in the morgue, were these unreveallng statistics: Weight 117 pounds, height 65% inches, hair blonde and eyes blue. Next of kin — Gladys Baker, mother. Address unknown. Her three husbands had little or nothing to say about her death, at least to newsmen. Joe Dimaggio the ex-baseball star, flew here Sunday, apparently to be nearby for the funeral. Her first husband, policeman (Continued on Page Two) DEATH New Nuclear Test Series Is Initiated By The Soviet Union UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — The Soviet Union has launched a new nuclear test series with a super- bomb blast which Swedish scientists placed in the 40-megaton range, second only to the 50-megaton blast the Russians set off last October. The new blast Sunday, apparently touched off at Soyiet atomic test grounds in Arctic Siberia, came as no surprise to the West. Premier Khrushchev had announced his forces would have to resume testing because of the U.S. Pacific tests now being concluded. The U.S. State Department called the Soviet explosion a "somber episode" but made clear it wll not halt U.S. efforts to get a nuclear test ban. "The urgent problem before the world is not who tests last, but how we can rid, the world of nuclear testing once and for all," said the department statement, referring to Soviet statements that they insisted on holding the last round of tests. U.S. Ambassador Arthur H. Dean returned to the Geneva disarmament conference Saturday with new Western compromise proposals for a test ban treaty. No date has been announced for presentation of the proposal* t« the conference. Estimates varied as to the size of the Soviet explosion Sunday bet Man Injured In July Aberdeen Storm Succumbs ABERDEEN (/ft — A vicious storm which passed through Aberdeen July 19 has claimed its second victim. James C. Johnson, 78, a retired cigar maker, died Sunday of injuries received when a chimney crashed through the Hub City Hotel. Johnson was buried in debris in the basement of the two- story building. Rescuers dug him free and he had been hospitalized here since. Johnson was the second victim of the chimney collapse. Paul Decker, a 58-year-old construction worker, was also buried in the debris and was dead when rescuers uncovered him. Strong winds toppled a 60-foot chimney from the nearby Alonzo Ward Hotel onto the roof of the Hub City Hotel. MARILYN MONROE'S BODY REMOVED—Coroner's attendants remove the body of film star Marilyn Monroe from, a Los Angeles mortuary, en route to the Los Angeles County morgue. The glamorous star, 36, was found dead in her bed Sunday, with suicide suspected. (AP Wirephoto) Shock Expressed Around World At Marilyn's Death By BOB THOMAS Al> Movie-Television Wilier HOLLYWOOD (AP) - From London, from Paris and around the world came reverberations of the shock caused by the death of Marilyn Monroe. The news even penetrated the Iron Curtain. In Moscow, Tass reported: "The famous American film star Marilyn Monroe died today at Los Angeles at the age of 30. The official medical conclusion points out that death was caused by an extra large dose of soporific. A Los Angeles official coroner stated that suicide, in his opinion, was not excluded." In Paris, director Billy Wilder, who directed the star in "Some Like It Hot," said: "Maybe she was tough to work with. Maybe she wasn't even an actress. But it was worth a week's torment to get those three luminous minutes on the screen." In London, Sir Laurence Olivier agreed she was difficult to work with, but added: "She could be incredibly sweet, most tenderly appealing, and very, very witty." Olivier starred with her and directed her in "The Prince And The Showgirl." He blamed Hollywood for making her "the complete victim of ballyhoo and sensation." Marilyn's three ex-husbands of- fered only brief comment, or none at all. Policeman James E, Dougherty, who was Marilyn's first husband when she was 16, said: "I'm sorry." He was patrolling in a squad car, only 10 miles from her home, when reached for com menl. Hor second husband, famed baseball player Joo Dimaggio, flew into Los Angeles from San (Continued on Page Two) IlEAG'TION Hiroshima Is Shocked As Reds Resume Testing HIROSHIMA, Japuu lAP) •Shocked by thu Soviet Union's resumption of nuclear lusting, this city prayed today for iLs thousands killed in Hie U.S. atomic bomb attack 1' years ago. Tens of thousands of Japanese crowded into Hiroshima's Mcinor- ia Park at dawn for a nias.s prayer meeting, as they do every year on Aug. l>. Most had just learned that Russia resumed testing Sunday. "What irony," said Mayor Shinzo Hamai, "for us to receive such news on the anniversary of tlio very day the first atomic bomb was used over this city." WASHINGTON AP Pi . rrs Krl.M'Y mr.rcl llir Srnnlr Judiciary C'oinmiKiv inil.iv to \\\i. prove Pro.Milrn! Kcn.irdv'.-. rr- 0nests for incrcascil federal policing of po.-Mhly dangerous lir\\ drugs. Committee mcmlv!:. told le porters after the closed session that her testimony about, possibly serious and unexpected side effects of new drills apparently :iad enhanced prospects for en- ictmenl of at least some of the President's proposals. Chairman dames O Kastland. D-Miss.. announced only that the committee would meet again Tuesday and perhaps hear further testimony from Dr. Kelsey. Dr. Kelsey is the Pood and Drue Administration medical officer who blocked U.S. marketing of halidomidc. a tranquili/cr which some medical men blame for mal- 'ormation of infants in Europe. While never sold in the United States, thalidomldc was tlistribn- ,od to 1,231 U.S. doctors for possible experimental use. Kennedy sent to the commitlop J5 pages of proposed amendments ,o a measure sponsored by Sen. Hstes Kefauver, D-Tomi. Kennedy wrote Eastland asking, among other things, that the government be given additional an- .hority to remove unsafe or inef- eotual drugs from the market. "I am going to lay every one- of President, Kennedy's amendments before the committee," Eastland said. "It will be up to ,he committee to decide which of them It wants to write Into tho bill." Excepted from the President's recommendations were some patent controls originally proposed by Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., and stripped from the bill alone with some stiffer controls by the Judiciary Committee. The Kefauver bill had paralleled in many respects proposals made by Kennedy In his consumer message to Congress early this year. Last spring, tho President strongly endorsed the Kefauver bill in a letter to Eastland. The committee modified the measure into what Kefauver says is now "a mere shadow of itself." Last week at his news conference, Kennedy said the Senate bill. which is still in the hands of the committee, "does not go far (Continued on Pag« Two) KENNEDY Weather Forecast SOUTH DAKOTA - Mostly fair tonight; cooler east tonight; partly cloudy Tuesday; warmer west; low tonight 55 - 62; high Tuesday 78-90. lieved touched off on the island of Novaya Zemlya about 1,350 miles east of Uppsala. Uppsala University's Seismological Institute classed it in the range of 40 million tons of TNT and said it occurred at a higher altitude than the Soviet series of! 1961. A Norwegian scientist said Ins instruments showed only that it was smaller than the 50-megaton bomb set off Oct. 30. The Japanese Meteorological Institute estimated the blast in the 20-megaton range. The U.S. Atomic Energy Com(Continued on Page Twoi SD Traffic Deaths THIS YEAR TO DATE 7/0 LAST YEAR TO DATE 774 ''SLOW DOWN-AND LIVE" Baby Hurled 10 Feet By Atomic Bomb At Hiroshima Is 17 Today Ky OSCAIt UDKN Muuuginii Edilor, San Josi-, Culif., Mercury HIROSHIMA, Japan (Al'p Hiroko Tomila celebrates her 17th birthday todaj. That, In itself, us a miracle. Uy all odds this winsome school nirl should never have survived her natal day. Aug. li. li>4">. A few minutes after liiroko born, history's first combat aloin-i lc bomb exploded a mile away. Hiroshima was leveled. More than 78,000 people pen.slied. The injured numbered :t7,4V.'j. Tin: story of Hiroko's birth was told. simply but ckxniently. through UH interpreter a.s she knelt with her parents m the liv- IIIK room of their modest borne before her visitors. The mother, Yosluko, <1'>, remembered the day well. "i was lying, lacu iluwu, there.." She pointed to a corner of the little room. "My husband was beside me, watching tin; new baby. The midwife had just stepped outside. Two of our children, Yaeko, who wa.s 7, and lli- roiiii, who was .), had been sent outside to play. Another daughter, Sakuye, who was li, was wiili! friends in tlic country. ' "There wa.s an awful noi:.e umlj heavy .shaking, and our, came down. The roof wa.s here." She indicated, by gestures, a slated space about tliivc feet liigli at its apex. The newborn baby was hurled about 10 fi'ol, away. The lather.; Torao, was struck on the head by a timber. "My only though! was in ouve 'Continued on l'anr Twn> EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for South Dakota, Aug. 7-11: Temper a t u r e a through Saturday will average near normal. Normal highs 85-88. Normal lows 58-61. Cooler tonight with a warming about the middle of the week and turning cooler again late in the week. Precipitation will average one-tenth to one- half Inch in occasional periods or showers or thunderstorms about the middle of the week. MITCHELL WEATHER Average precipitation for poi tion of year to date 15.68. Total precipitation for portion of year to date 25.36. High Saturday 89 Low Saturday tw Trace Precipitation High Sunday 90 Overnight low 70 Trace Precipitation 7 a.m. temperature 70 Sunset today 7:51 Sunrise tomorrow 5:27 PRECIPITATION 25 All Month '62 '61 Avk Avg Rec Yi Jan. .12 .35 .47 .35 2.10 '97 Feb. 2.92 .45 .60 .116 2.92 '62 Mar. 1.41 1.19 1.41 1.24 3.45 '08 April 2.2(i 1.80 2.24 2.50 7.34 '27 May 7.17 5.65 2.73 2.21 10.59.'42 June 5.95 4.99 3.93 4.03 11.56 '20 July 5.13 1.85 2.2<i 3.0(i 8.85 '15 Aug. .40 2.06 2.71 2.(iO 6.25 '23 Kept. 1.98 2.16 2.12 6.72 '01 Oct. 3.57 Ub 1.48 4.U2 '11 Nov. .11 .69 .67 2.71 '47 Dec. .30 .50 .49 .212 '02 TKMI'KKATUUKS H L l'n». Rapid City 89 59 Philip ii.i 511 Pierre (ill (i(> Aberdeen !(.'( f>9 Watnrtown 90 HO Huron !H M Sioux Falls HV 71 Pick.stowii 91 74 Valentine !i:i Hi Lemmon fill f><> Mobridm- 91 112 Sioux City »i (i!) MISSOURI IUVKU nisniAKCKS Oalu: elevation I'm!) .112 ft; discharge rate 12,-UK) CFS: hike has risen .12 ft; Fort Randal! elevation 1:160.74 ft; cli.scliai'KO rale I,1100 CFS. MISSOURI ItlVKR STACKS Yailklon .» No C'luui^e Sioux CUV 'i « Down .1 Omaha <>.o Down .2 S01.UNAU 'ABLB Use (Yutrnl Stuudurd tiuiB A.M. I'.M. II,i.v Minor Major Minor IMujur Mi MI !l:.V> 3:40 10:10 4:00 Tiie.v 10:10 l:::."> 10:'i5 4:4i \\ecl 11 i'i :.;10 U:.V) 5'.SO Thuru 5:50 I2:OA 6:15 Fn. M.-& t.3i 12. iO 7:lW Tr .'>(> .10 .III

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