Independent from Long Beach, California on February 3, 1960 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, February 3, 1960
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FEATURES INDEX Amusements ..C-4 Classified . ...C-6 Comics ... .B-6, 7 Editorial B-2 Death Notices B-8 L.A.C. Says . . . A - 2 S. Markets B-5 | Radio-TV ...C-12 |Sports C-I, 3 '. Women B-3 '£ B -^^$.S^^!i''.^t:;:.-_.KT.^ Phon» HE S - 1 1 6 1 -- Classified No. HE 2-5959 ** The Southland's JK Finest Morning Newspaper 40 PAGES LONG BEACH 12, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, I960 VOL. 22 -- NO. 158 WEATHER Mostly sunny today and Thursday hut Increasing high cloudiness Thursday. High today of 69. Complete weather report on A-2. HOME EDITION--.I0« Teller, Pal Admit Bellflower Holdup; 6 Not Cut Out for Desperado Roles 9 JOSEPH SHELLNUT, 31-year-old cement mason, walked into Lakewood sheriff's station Tuesday and confessed to the robbery of a Bcllflower bank. Whaley Wife Sues for $5,000 Month Lloyd S. Whaley, m u l t i m i l l i o n a i r e real estate developer and c a t t l e m a n , Tuesday was sued for $5,000 m o n t h l y sepa- r a t e m a i n t e n a n c e by his wife, La Vere, 51. ' Whaley, 53, L.B. Suspect Hurt in Chase Returned 4,000 to Bank By BOB WELLS A 30-year-old Bellflower teller Tuesday night admitted he was an accomplice in the $4,000 robbery of his bank last Friday. .lames Johnson confessed to helping in a crime to which neither he nor his friend was suited, by inclination or ability. Earliir Tuesday, Joseph Shellnul. 31, of 16106 Cornuta Ave., Bellflower, walked into the Lakewood sheriff's station and surrendered for the holdup of the l-'irst Western Bank, 1C824 Beilflower Blvd Bellflower. " LT. WILLIAM SALYERS, (left) of the sheriff's rob* * * * bery detail, questions bank teller James Johnson, THE BANK GOT back the who later confessed his part in the Bellflower jilOOO taken in the robbery robbery in the mail Monday morning. plight after both men were arrested for bank robbery they said they couldn't s h e l l n u t and Johnson told " · · · · -- · sheriff's detectives they MRS. JAMES JOHNSON (left) and Mrs. Joseph Shellnut discuss their husbands plight after both men were arrested for bank robbery the go through with. The stolen money was returned by mail. lives at 5761 Cnrso di Napoii. Mrs. Whaley. now l i v i n g in Palm Springs, f i l e d the suit in a Los Angeles court. * V ^ * S H E E S T I M A T E D t h e wealth of Whaley at "not less t h a n 3 million dollars" and clay n i g h t when he leaped set his income at $500,000 per from his speeding automobilt|ycar. A Long Beach youth wanted on two counts of burglary suffered a broken leg Tucs in a f u t i l e capture. a t t e m p t to avoid Mrs. Whaley said she needs the $5,000 per month to keep Larry Allen Jenkins, 20 of! h c r " in tllc standard of living" 1819 StuHehakcr Rd.. was t o w h i c h sne is accustomed. The couple was married at Norton, Kan., in 1927. They have three grown children. Mrs. Whaley's complaint lists RS c o m m u n i t y property transferred to Los Angeles C o u n t y Jiil a f t e r emergency t r e a t m e n t in C o m m u n i t y Hosp i t a l . The driverlcss vehicle ca- reenerl down t h e road anrilsevcral homes, a mountain smashed i n t o a parked a u t o iresidcnce at Lake Arrowhead. Dr. Finch Scheduled to Take Stand Today LOS ANGELES (/PI -- The time his story of t h e night hislcase "murdor k i t " t h a t was wife was slain. m n h i l p aid St near S l u d c h a k c r Rd. a 37-foot cabin a i r p h n c ? state rested its case in the sensational Finch murder trial Tuesday after a key ruling from the judge that pretty Caroje Tregoff's sworn testimony cannot be used against her to try to show she helped her lover murder his wife. This cleared the way f o r . the court's climactic scenes to| 18 killing pictured Carole as start playing'today. That w illl b l a m c l c s s i n t h e shooting of found on the scene next morn- The prosecution Tuesday| i n f i w i l h butcher k n i f e , rope, '"'" - read into ments by Carole that Mrs.i Finch first produced the death gun and threatened her with it. The .statements h y p o d e r m i c needles. ac. t u a l l y rn-iilcd the loot back (Saturday morning, after a : h e a r t - t o - h e a r t chat during | which thsv decided they were not cut out to be desperadoes. Shellnut in his confession claimed Johnson, an old friend, had no knowledge ol the crime until Shellnut walked in and handed over a note demanding the money. * V V # "HE A\'D I were buddies in school,'' Shellnut, a cement mason, said, "but he didn't recognize me. what wilh my false mustache, dyed hair, hoodlum hat and cigar." A MA.IOR VICTORY for Snowy Crash Kills Wentwortlis Hampden and Christine Wcnlworth, one of the Southland's most publicized man-wife flying teams, wcre killed Tuesday when their light plane crashed, on takeoff at Reserve, N. M., during a snowstorm. The couple, of 36 Portu-i · guese Bend Rd., Rolling Hills, was returning from a two- week cross-country trip. Sheriff's officers at Reserve said the Wentwortlis made a mile trip in 1954 in which they flew a single-engine plane both ways across the [North A t l a n t i c and to West- made to Miss Trcgoff was won earlier! robbery detail, doubted the But Lt. William Salyers, of a i r s l r i p d u r i the hei hl of the s h e r i f f s homicide and:t n e storm forced landing at the tnwn'sl 6 TM Eum P c ' Norlh Afri ca and police by Finch's 23-year-old,Tuesday when Judge Walter c l i s S u i s e would fool anyone, mistress shortly after the July 1 ,-., , , ' l o n c t " f =" ·" " M '"»»· - n 'io t.:ti:-_ ..:-. _ j ^-_ _ , _ t,\ans iciuscu I least of all an old friend of 17 t r o d u c l i TM permit in-. ,-, , , years like Johnson. I h e Shell- . . subsequent test.-' n u , a n d Jo , lnson f a m j | i c s w e r c ;overnight "THE FIELD was real mud' j d y and I told them to stay the Near East. SURVIVING are four children: andlbc. when Dr. R.' Bernard Finch! M r s - Barbara Jean Hnch. but niony in which Carole ad-j buying a house together in [ t e l l s publicly for the f i r s t ' ' c ^ ' ier liver's role in t h e a f - ' m i t t " d she carried t h a t kit up' Bnrna Park and planned t o l " ' s t i l l a mystery. j l n c driveway to the Finch; s l l a r c '' to cl " expenses. Carole said that when she : homo. i Johnson. 30, of 12-133 222nd Francisca, 8; Christopher, 7; Stafford, 5; and 6'TM_ n d JDavid, 3. Mrs. Wentworfh son by a Across the Nation Third Crosby to Wed Showgirl LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A third Las Vegas showgirl will join the Crosby clan Saturday when Lindsay, youngest son of crooner Bing and the late Dixie Lee Crosby, marries Barbara Frederickson. The marriage will l a k e place in St. . nvr;- Paul's Catholic Church w i l h all the J V l n i l S l f T W l l T C I Crosbys present. Phillip Crosby married Sandra Drummond, and his brother Dennis wed Pat Sheehan. Doth girls wcre in Las Vegas shows when the Crosby boys met them. Miss Frederickson recently was chosen queen of ihc Los Angeles Home Show. Bing is married to Kathy Grant and has two children by her. Five Die in Crash FRANKLIN. Ind. (AP) -- A mother and her four children burned to death and the father was burned critically when, police said, a motorist disregarded a stop sign and crashed i n t o t h e i r panel t r u c k . * The family of Francis H. Rogers. !!. Indianapolis, was trapped inside the f l a m i n g panel truck a f t e r it overturned twice. Dead are Mrs. E d i t h Rogers, .'!.'!. and her four children. Sharry Gail, A. Leonard Lee. 2, Donna Marie, I, and Linda Laverne, 2 months. New Mexico Snow ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (AP)--An unexpected storm whipped i n t o New Mexico Tuesday, breaking (he spell of spring-like weather and dumping snow and rain over most portions of the state. Snow fell in most of t h e higher ele- v a t i o n s w i l h the Santa Fe area hardest h i t . Los Alamos reported seven inches and four inches h i t Santa F ; e. Heavier snowfall was reported in the northern arras of tho stair. S t a t e police discouraged all r-ary travel. ATLANTA (UPI1--A m i n i s t e r , who "felt a lump" in the back of his car seat, stopped the car Tuesday night, and discovered two sticks of d y n a m i t e wired to go off when he used his directional lights. The Rev. J. T. Robinson notified police who sent demolition experts to dismantle the device. The sticks contained 60 per cent nitro-glycerine. Robinson said he did not know of any reason for an attempt on his l i f e and theori/.ed the person "who wired the explosives m u s t have picked the wrong car." Robinson. 3fi, is pastor of the M i l stead, Ga., Baptist Church. K\TKRS P R I M A R Y Presidential aspirant Sen. John Kennedy announces his entry in Maryland's May 17 Democratic primary. He- is shown wilh Maryland Gov. Miliard Tawes.--(AP Photo.) saw Finch back at her apartment in Las Vegas the morning a f t e r the k i l l i n g he Evans upheld defense pro-! St., Artesia, was arrested on u n t i l the i would be frozen," Sheriff Bar-! , , Hickson said. "1 turned! 3 ' 50 " S °" " y * previous around and came back to marriage, Peter Wenlworth. surviving are his Mrs. Alice Went- lown. Then I heard the plane tests that she.had given t h a t "dazed" and "in shock" andl t e s l i m o "y w i l h o u t kn " w '"8 couldn't remember shooting ; l i e r ^ n s t . t u t i o n a l rights to his wife, or what pened afterwards. had hap- i r ( ! '"' s e - t o allswcr questions she wished. ; suspicion of robbery and admitted his pan in the crime. * * V BOTH MEN cited the high cost of l i v i n g as the factor I t h a t turned their thoughts to- Carole was q u c s t i o n e d ward f i l l i n B a brown paper THE STATEMENT by Miss closely on Finch's reaction; ba £ w i t " t h e bank's money. Tregoff said she and the doc-! wllc n she first saw him a f t e r | " Joe ' s Parents are on state start up and try to lake off. Also mother, kept sliding around j n i w o r l h ; brothers, C h a p m a n Mrs. · Erwin Hannun. the mud and finally got o f f a n d Stafford, and a the ground, clipped a tree and turned over and crashed." W E N T W O R T H , former president of the Longren Aircraft Co. at Torrance, last year was named head of the laid." Shellnut's 19-year-old jLongren-California division of tor had gone to the Finchj" 1 0 )' had driven back sepa- home in West Covina to "real r a l c l r l n I-as Vegas. She h a d i w i ' e -·- - ··· ! wh ,, n son" w i t h Mrs. Finch abouli 1 1 TM^ °n her car radio about;dependent. "His brother Jostj ' her divorce. \Mrx. Finch's death. ' " u " " Patricia, told The In-' A ? r o n c a M a n u f a c t u r e s Aeronca bought Co. sister Mrs. Wentworth also by her mother, Ehlers. is survived Mrs. Alice an arm in a h u n t i n g accident Longrcn's firm, and was deeply in debt. He M r a n d M r s ' When Mrs. Finch saw them "I said to him, 'You d o n ' t j the garage, Carole said, remember s h o o t i n g your;(Continued Page A-8, Col. 1) she screamed and produced a'wife?' and he said, 'No, I'm Alimony Troubles LOS ANGELES (CNS) -Musical arranger Louis (Bud- out'dy) Brejman was summoned jto Superior Court Tuesday to W e n l w o r t h ' e x p l a i n why he has fallen were known for their longiSS.OOO behind in alimony to f l i g h t s , especially a 25,000-Ihis former wife. jusl tired. FINCH WAS expected to t a k e the stand around 2 p. m. (pst). The windup of the state's case came in the f i f t h week of actual t r i a l a f t e r tes- bushes next to the home w h i l e j t i m o n y from more t h a n 50 wit- police swarmed around. Her nesses. Prosecutor Fred N. l a l e m c n l said she heard shots Whichello said he will ask the and several times heard D r . l d e a t h penalty for both de- Finch say, "please." j f e n d a n t s . Carole said t h a t at no t i m e gun. The mistress said Mrs. Finch pointed the gun at her and Finch j u m p e d at his wife to gain possession. Carole said she became panicky, fled out of the garage and hid for six hours in did she ever see Ihr- a t t a c h e WHY STEAM COMES FROM KETTLE TOLD "Papa," a s k e d weatherman's son, "can you explain philosophy to me?" "Of course 1 c a n," answered proud -VM. "Philosophy is the s c i e n c e o f ; a u s e and ·cason. Now, : or instance, vou see steam coming out of t h a t k e t t l e , but you don't know why . . ." "Oh! but I do." chirped wn. 'The steam romcs 0:11 so Ma ·an open your I n t e r s w i t h o u t vou knowing it," Tuesday was the first time t h a t the jury had heard Carole's version of what hap- prned t h a t f a t e f u l night and the. courtroom hung on the l e a d i n g of her Las Vegas s t a t e m e n t . Nixon OKs Primary WASHINGTON (UP1)--Vice President R i c h a r d M. Nixon granted permission Tuesday |to have his name entered in i Indiana's Republican president i a l primary on May 3. Cooked A HIGH SCHOOL principal, a p p a r e n t l y believing himself a v i c t i m of gossip, slays, t w o women teachers in f r o n t of s t u d e n t s and later k i l l s self. Story of classroom horror, Page A-7. FLYING WENTWORTHS-- Hampden and Christina--of Rolling Hills, were welcomed back from 2r,nnO-mile trip in 1 Q. r 1 by children, Francisca, Christopher and Stafford. The parents were killed in New Mexico crash Tuesday.

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