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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOUXMANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST 4BT*HK*» AMD •OCTHEABT W88OOBI VOL. XL-V—NO. 72 BlythevUl* DailT Ne*» BlytbevlUe Courier BlytbcviU* Herald liissisiippd Vtltey Lode* BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1949 TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS .egion Asks Council to Delay lent Action Pending Survey Protest Petition Bearing 350 Names Is Filed; Aldermen to Consider Issue Tomorrow Night Members of Dud Cason Post of the American Legion lut night were-urged by their cotnm»nder, James Nlersthclmer, to be on hand tomorrow night when the group IE slated to go before the city Council n protest of the proposed dropping of rent controls in the BlytheviUe •area. Armed with a petition bearing 350 names, the veterans will ask that no action be taken In regard to rent controls here until a survey LEWIS SHAKES HANDS—While some 450,000 of his miners begin their latest walkout. John L. Lewis (right). United Mine Workers' Chieftain shakes hands with Harry M. Moses, president of Ihe H. C. Prick Coke Company, U. S. Steel's coal-producing subsidiary, on opening ot contract negotiations between the miners' union and the colce company at Philadelphia. The contract talks involve about 20,000 miners in the Frictc company's so-called "captive" mines. (AP Wirephoto). Rainfall Causes Abandonment of Cotton in Missco Reports of Plowing Up of Crop Range Up to 1,000 Acres County Agent Keith Bilbrey today Is checking reports that several hundred acres of cotton are being abandoned in North Misslssipp County due to damage caused by Budget Deficit May Double Amount Foreseen by Truman Senators to Probe Coal 'Czar' Move WASHINGTON, June 15. M—The Senate Banking Committee voted unanimously today to investigate a proposal to set up a coordinator or chief negotiator for a large segment of ihe northern coal producing industry. H Senator Maybank. (D-SC), the committee chairman, snid the inquiry will get under way Monday. It will be conducted by a small business subcommittee. In agreeing to conduct an investigation, the full committee approved a resolution ottered by Senator Robertson (D-Va). Robertson told reporters some coal operators are "fearful" thai the pjan to set up a "riar" as Robertson pi* it. «fould lead, to,,''the sair.e type of monopolistic 'control now exerdsed, and apparently by the authority of law, over the miners.' George Love, head of the Pittsburgh Coiisolidaion Coal Company announced yesterday that many o' the northern coal producers woulc ike to set up an industry coordl- Jator or chief negotiator to handle dealings with John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers Union. Love snid the operators woul' like to have Harry M. Moses, presi dent of the H. E. Prick Coke Co Pittsburgh, take the 'job. Lewis has had no comment o the plan, but he was reported I favor it. Robertson said "the special proposal which the small and Independent operators fear Iso the one to set up a so-called 'czar' to coordinate the industry and possibly to act as sole negotiator In the event of contract disagreements between the larold L. Ickes, Condons Testify Trio Allowed Only ^Brief Time'on Stand /v , S ?|!JL Spy Suspoct. Tn9\* WASHINGTON, June 15. If) 4- Harol' 1 L. Ickes and Dr. and Mrs. TJ. Condon were called as witnesses in Judith Cop- .onage trial today but were to answer hardly any ques- Mine operators and the United Workers." He added: . "Many of the operators do not believe our anti-trust laws permit them to go Into such an agreement, the end result of which would be to fix prices." Two Missco Newsmen On Seminar Program Two Mississippi County newspapermen will take part in a presf seminar which begins tomorrow h Payetteville. James t.. Vcrhocff. editor of the pourier News, and Sam Hodges ^publisher of the Osceola Times, will both assist with the progrnm. Mr. Verhoeff will assist in a course on editorials and columns and Mr Hodges will aid In the presentation of a course on newspaper promotion. The seminar is being conducted by the Arkansas Press Association and the University of Arkansas. It will end Saturday. defe.' Ion? allr tic. They took the stand In this order: Ickes, Dr. Condon, who is head of the U.S. Bureau of Standards; and his wife. Emilie. They were allowed lo take the sland over the viglrous objection of John M. Kelley, Jr.. government prosecutor. Kelley argued that none of them ^could testify to anything material or bearing on the guilt or nnocence of the defendant. After listening to Kelley and De- 'ense Attorney Archibald Palmer, Federal Judge Albert L. Reeves told Palmer to "call a witness" and said he would do his best to keep out any prejudicial matter. Mrs. Cor.don, mentioned in one of the secret FBI reports Palmer has compelled the government to produce in the trial, was allowed to answer only one question. It was: "You are the wife of the previous witness?" "Of Dr. Condon, yes," she replied. Palmer then asked her whether the recent heavy rains. Mr. Bilbrey stated that his office had received reports that several farmers in this area are plow- Ing up portions of their crops with the intentions of re-planting the ields in late soybeans. Heavy rains during the past week, coupled with the high cost of totlon chopping was blamed Tor he farmers' action. Rains which mve deluged the crops under near- y four inches of ram since the irst of the month have thrown farmers weks behind in the cultivation of their crops and it is the general feeling that the costs of ridding the crops of grass after the rains cease would make a late soybean crop more prolltable, it was explained. Reports of the plowing-up operations have come from all sections of the county and one reporl predicted that close to 1.000 acres may be plowed up in the Blytheville area alone. b. V. Maloch, county agent for South Mississippi County has reported that the situation is "pretty blue" in an around Osceola wher some farmers have already plowed up portions of their crops and oth ers are expected to as soon as weather permits. Soulh^ Mississippi County farmer* hive 'been out of their fields.** nearly four weeks due to adverse weather, Mr. Maloch said, and In most areas the crops are becoming grassy. '"• . Last night's heavy showers sent an additional 1.78 inches of rain- an be made by federal authorities o determine whether or not the area Is still In need of control. The petition was filed with the city clerk yesterday. Previously, the Blythevllle Real Estate Board had gone on record as favoring decontrol of the Blytheville area. W. M. Burns, speaking for the Real Estate Board, said that his group plans to attend the meeting in a body. Council May Vote Whether or not the council will vote on the issue at tomorrow's session Is not known. It is possible, however, that councilmen will decide on the matter at that time. Under the home rule provision of the rent control act, approval of decontrol by the council would virtually assure removal of controls in the area. The council's recommendation, however, would still need the approval of Governor McMath. Such approval it Is understood, usually comes automatically with sanction of decontrol by municipal author- ties. Council Finds City Lacks Funds To Repeal Monthly Garbage Fee Blj'thevllle's monthly garbage fee will remain In effect until the city's financial condition Improve sufficiently to repeal It, but Mayor Doyle Henderson Is still endorsing free sanitation service. This was revealed last night at the monthly session of the City Council when Second Ward Alderma W. C. Gates announced that the council's Financial Committee hu not been able to find a way to remov the garbage fee "at this tune." Mayor Hrndencn then *ald: * "1 Ktjll endorse free garbage service. .1 feel It should be a part of the city's service, like fire and police protection.' 1 The council passed a motion to pass up for the time being repeal of the fee. It was stressed, however, that the fee will be removed when the city finances permit. Repeal of the fee, which Is 75 cents per month for residences and based on a sliding scale for business firms, was a key point in Mayor Henderson's campaign this spring. Mr. Cates said some resident* had been reluctant to pay the fee and the council agreed that public statement on it was advisable. Clark Terms Charge in Regard To Hoover Quitting Ridiculous Several Legionnaires Indicated at ast night's meeting that they will speak in behalf ot the organization at tomorrow night's council session, which Is scheduled to get underway at 7:30. Jack Carter, of the Veterans Administration In Little Rock, was a guest at last night's Legion meet- ng. It was brought to the attention of members that the district meeting will be held in Marked Tree Sunday. The Blylhevllle delegation will meet at the Legion Hut »t 10 o'clock Sunday morning. To Synch ronlie Stop Lights Mayor Henderson announced lasl night that a traffic light experi has been contacted In regard to synchronizing the signals in BIythe vllle. This expert Is expected to ar rive shortly. Synchronization of the light with average speed of the flow of traffic will eliminate much congestion caused by the Irregular changing of the signals. A spirited exchange arose near the end of Ihe council session when Farrls Simon was called on by Mayor Henderson to explain a debt Crops, Forests Threatened by Heat in East WASHINGTON. June 15. «rj— Attorney General Clark today >lasted as "ridiculous" reports that J. Edgar Hoover had resigned as FBI chief In a row over use of secret files In Ihe Judith Coplon espionage trial. To a flat question as to whether Hoover "has resigned, offered, to resign or indicated he might resign." Clark snapped: "Hell, no!" A spokesman for Hoover responded to all Inquiries with "no comment." The resignation reports were published today in a copyrighted story In the Washington Times Herald which began: "FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover yesterday was reported to have submitted his resignation to Attorney General Clark during a heated showdown on top-level Justice Department policy. The story mentioned R "rumor" of the resignation and told of "authoritative" reports of the position Hoover had taken. Clark, commenting on the story, By the Associated'PreM mid-June, heat ' wave and fall down on Blythevllle and vicin- drought threatened crops and fanned fears of serious forest fires in in the northeastern states today. Meanwhile, as the death toll in \ the New England heat belt mounted to 3.36 inches, according to R. E. Blaylock, official weather observer. " a - SI The total rainfall for the first five ie ** 15 *" the .ast three days, the flash floods and storms In North exas took the lives of II persons. In the Pacific Northwest, there inches over a corresponding period in 1948. Solon Blasts Operation of Atomic Group j because of lack of rain for weeks Fire hazard* are reported in the I forests of Northwest Washington and Northern Idaho as well as In the cascade Mountains and th coastal forests of Washington and | Oregon. But over much of the middl I west, showers and thunderstorms have brought needed moisture to farmers, brightening an already I favorable crop outlook. The rains were general yesterday over the north central states, with heavy the former said the city owed hjm. Mr. Simon said the charge was fnr labor and materials he had obtained to repair Main Street corner curbings nearly three years ago after an agreement with former Mayor E. R. Jackson. He admitted withholding payment of his garbage tax and privilege license fees until this debt was - The curbing work was done .at the time the "white War" lighting system was Installed by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. Mr. Simon said Mayor Jackson told him to Installed and to collect from the city later. I Council wanted to know whly hls| bill had not been presented to thej aldermen earlier. Mr. Simon said i he had been busy, and that he "felt the: city was good for the money just like the Oiy felt I was good for my taxes." Members of the council declared they felt he ' should be required to pay his taxes, plus a penalty for late payrwnt. They argued told a reporter: "I am amazed that a reputable newspaper would go to such lengths as to conjure up a story like that." Frank Waldrop, editor-in-chief of the Times-Herald, said the story was carried solely as a report that had wide enough circulation . to .merit public attention. He said,,] newspaper' made every effort verify' it, or get an • authpi " 6mlal He said Justice depa: switchboards were "swamped Inquiries on the report, and the newspaper itself got calls nbout It. With regard to Clark's reference to the Times-Herald story, Wai- drop' had only this to say: "To quote from an eminent Polio Rise Here that citizen must pay taxes regardless- who ownes htm money at the time. Mr. Simon said he would present the city with his bill today, View Increase in Number of Cases relie the hot .. N wafch kept on the dry forests. Temperatures ° n ^ on ^ she was ever a Communist. "Object," said Kelley. "Sustained," said Judge Reeves. Judge Reeves also upheld Kelley's objections t° a l' other questions asked by Palmer. Farmer "By Proxy" Ickes and the Condons arrived some time before the start of today's session and took seats among the spectators. They finally were directed to wait outside pending a call to the stand. Ickes got to answer a few more questions. He irtentilied himself as See COPLON TRIAL on Page 12 WASHINGTON, June 15— <iF! — Senator Hlckenlooper (R-Iowa) charged today that the Atomic En- I ergy commission didn't even know J n umw'"wither" apr^aVed "in" that the prospective cost of a Hanford, Wash., plant had sky-| rocketed from $6,000,000 to 000,000 until a member made a routine trip there early this year. Yet all through 1948, Hickenloi declared, the cost estimate had been mounting million by million. Work was started in 1947 under a tract with General Electric Corp. The plant was designed to put the production of plutonium on an assembly line basis. Pounding away at his charge of 'incredible mismanagement" of AEI C, Hlckenlooper also told the Sen- American, J. Edgar Hoover: 'No comment.' " Shortly before Clark was reached. White House reporters asked pross secretary Charles G. Ross whether he had any comment on the report. "It certainly is news to the White House," he said, "and I use the word news in the very broadest sense." Asked If the White House had entered into the J. Edgnr Hoover "controversy," Ross replied It had not. Prlur to Clark's and Ross* com- at which time an account of his men t tnere had been no public peak in New Jersey, now in the 24th day of a drought, and with no rain forecast before late Thursday. Habeas Corpus Writ > Be Asked tor Druggist ate-House atomic committee that! mistakes in changing procedures n construction of the plant. He . Big Air War on Grasshoppers Launched on Western Ranges SHERIDAN. W.VO.. June H— IfFt— Tne big air war lo head olf a new grasshopper plague started today on the ranges of Wyoming and Mon- bases, poison-laden taking off on the tana. From five planes were Ifirst nights of p month-long ne,tjal [^•'bombing" campaign. The HI..:- Is to wipe out the grasshoppers In; Ihelr favorite nesting grounds. "We are just beginning to ^Ive them hell." said tall, sunburned Leo Ivorson ot Uie U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tor three weeks, parties of. bug experts under Ivorson's supervision rode over a 30,000,000-act t linger zone, picking out the worst grasshopper concentration places. They pinpointed on county maps the areas where the '"hopper population" was "critical"—where 30 to 200 could be counted In a square ysrd. Ne* poisons chlordane and toxa- phene concealed In a bran the grasshoppers like will be spread over these areas by planes. These in- Mctlcidta '».'* *> lethal only lout-' i* by f»« paveit. tenths of one ounce In five pounds of bran will cover an acre. The USD A expects a- 99 per cent kill. The range "hoppers are about half-grown now. If left to live they would sprout wings in 10 days and take off in swarms lo devastate cropland over a tremendous area. By the last of July, they would lay their eggs—at, least 100 for each female—and set the stage lor a terrible new generation that could very likely turn the grain belt Into a durt bowl. On the cattle ant sheep ranges, Ivorson figures tha 30 grasshoppers to the yard wt eat 350 pounds of forage oft each acre. Thai's more than half of wha the ranches around here expect a acre to produce In good times. It doesn't leave enough for live stock. The only alternative—excep getting rid of the "hoppers— Is to ship the stock to pasture In other states or to slaughterhouses. Grasshopper outbreaks are causing concern right now in Wisconsin, Texas, California and Illinois, but the Montana-Wyoming Infestation of habeas corpus will be sought for G. C. Petty, Lirxora ' • - a sta- ------ - - . - - i luHw ry charge Involving a 15-year- Itical of "lack of planning and | Q]d g| * th / legal firrn * o , . . . i i j U t SOU>?IIL IUI •••»" '-'• »&i-vj r ««. a reviewing board, appointed by dru ' , st ,. ho b M ns held on a he AEG made a «3-page report t , o h e Involving a 15" t Qf aid the report said this added to osts. Hickenlooper quoted Ihe report s saying that a ventilating system •hen ready for Installation was ound not to fit the building for hlch Is was Intended. He said the eport said it was eventually nec- ssary to "juild a new building. Hlckenlooper said Dr. Robert P. Bacher. a former AEC member, earned of the Increased cost of a trip to Hanford early this year ind directed the attention of the AEC to It. It wns then he said, that the review board was appointed, looked into the matter and made its report. expected that a petition [or the^wrlt will be presented to Judge Zal B. Harrison, who has been conducting criminal court In Corning this week. Petty was arrested Friday nljht and Is being held by the sheriff's office In the Osceola jail. back taxes also is to be made out. City Land For Sale The council voted, however, to give him until Thursday night to present his bill. (The council meets then to 'consider the rent decontrol petition circulated recently.) Before the debt Issue came up, City Attorney Percy A. Wright told the' council that Mr. Simon had ottered the city »t.OOO an acre for six and one-third acres It owns In northeast Blytheville near Walker Park. Acreage is the remainder of 20 acres acquired when Walker Park was laid out. The other 13 23 acres had previously been sold to Mr. Simon for a housing development. The area consists of three blocks, one on Missouri Street and two lying east of Laclede Street and north of Missouri. Tills acreage Is lying dormant and bringing the city no revenue, Mr. Wright pointed out. If sold. It could net more than $300 a year In taxes, he said. The Mississippi County Fair Association was suggested, he said, that the land be sold and the money used to retire bonds still outstanding on resignation Hoover hlmseir wns unavailable. The FBI had met all Inquiries with a crisp "no comment." Clark went Into a huddle with top aides Immediately upon his arrival at the Justice departmenl this morning. It was understood the subject under discussion was whether to Issue a formal statement on the resignation report or Ignore It, since It was related to the still-continuing Coplon trial. There was no formal statemen' after the meeting broke up. Clark then left for Cnpllol nil to testify before a House Judiciar subcommittee on R series of civ rights bills. Reporters met him there on his arrival After terming the Times-Hera! story "ridiculous" Clark was nsked "Was there any difference of op New York Stocks Closing quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco . .. Anaconda Copper Hospital Cose to Go To turf This Afternoon After a trial which has lasted nearly three days, the jury is expected lo retire this afternoon For deliberation of the case of Norman Shields versus Dr. J. M. Walls as operator of Walls Hospital. The suit. In which the plaintiff is seeking 432,000 In actual and punitive damages, ts being heard in the civil division, Chlckasawoa District ° r Mississippi County Circuit Court. Jud?e Chprles W. Light ts pre- . 139 . 87 1-4 . X Beth Steel 24 Chrysler • 4* Coca Cola 12S Gen Electric 36 Oen Motors 53 7-1 Montsomery Ward 4*) 1-4 N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Radio Republic Steel . Socony Vacuum Sears Roebuck . « 5-» 10 3-8 17 3-4 14 1-2 * 1-4 Inlon between you and Mr. Hoove over continuation of the Coplo trial?" The attorney general shook h head a couple of times and repltet "No." It Is known, however, that Hoo 1 er strongly objected to Introductlo of the secret documents. Dr. A. M. Washburn, director of communicable disease service with the Stale Health Department, WHS In Blythevilte yesterday and today Investigating an'Increase In the Instance of poliomelytLi. Dr. Washburn explained the In•ease had been noted In various ther Arkansas counties, and that was not unusual for numerous ases to be reported, but that the eports were coming in earlier this ear than In previous times. Out- reaks usually do not occur before ate June. One new case, four-year old Ver- icstlne Larue, was admitted to the University Hospital In Little Rock yesterday, four other cases have eccntly been admitted to the Little Rock hospital; and at least two are n convalescent stages In other Arkansas institutions. Shelma Owen, one-year-old, of L>ell i* among the patients from ;h!.i county being treated at the University Hospital; others Include Katherlne Brown, 27. of the Blythe- vllle Army Air Base; and Donal Hamrick, 15 months, Irom Sandy Ridge. Edna Mae Laync. 6, of Blytheville Is at the Jacksonville convalescent center and Diana Bunch, ^• months-old. Is at the Crippled Chll- Tax Co//ecf ions s/of Expected To Offset Rise WASHINGTON, June 15.— AP)—A budget deficit more han double the $600,000,000 orecast by President Truman low appears in the making or fiscal 1949 when it ends June 30. Some official's said the seasonal spurt in income tax collections from quarterly payments falling due today will have to be impressive to hold the deficit as low as $1,200,000,000 or even $1.500.000,000. With the government heading that deep Into the red this year—• after two consecutive years of surplus—there was some speculation over whether the President might- take the occasion to renew his January request for a $4,000,000,000 tax Increase. The budget outlook has turned worse since Mr. Truman asked the tax Increase to (I) overcome a deficit, he estimated at. $873,000,000 lor the new fiscal year beginning July 1 (Congressional staff estimators say this will be tripled in actual practice) and (2) to permit a substantial reduction in the $251,600000,000 federal debt. For expiring fiscal 1949. expenditures have been holding close to the pace of President Truman's January estimate of $40,180,000,000, which 'counted on an 18 percent increase over fiscal 1048. Revenue receipts, however, have been running almost 10 percent below Insl year instead of the 6.2 percent below that Mr. Truman anticipated In his estimate of $39,580,000.000 total Intake this year. For that reason, the Interim d«- flclfc^-whlch means excess of spending over Income to date—^ood above $2,000,000,000 with less thai three weeks left In the fiscal year, „, : pickup. In scheduled the same mocUL \ Among the heavy outlays will be payments of about $1,000,000.000 In-. Interest on the debt,,.which now costs more than $5,tiOOjOOO,000 « year. Cost going above estimates Include the farm price support activities of the Commodity Credit Corporation, which qsed over $1,500,000,000 In the first Jl months of this fiscal year. dren'.s Hospital of a convalescent perled. Other abortive cases have been reported, but these apparently do not have any muscle Involvement, Dr. Wnshburn said. Soviet Request 1 For More Time Slows Big Four PARIS, *»ne 15. (IF)— A scheduled secret meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers was called off at the last minute today when Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishln- afcy asked for "more time." American sources said Vlshlnsky was not prepared for the meeting with western foreign ministers. VI- shlnsky had teen expected to bring In the Kremlin's answer to West- em proposals for a transport-trade agreement on Germany. Russia and the West are reported near agreement on these proposals. Today's session first was delayed for half an hour. British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin arrived at the pink marble palace on time this afternoon. Apparently he had not learned In advance that, the meet- Ing had been cancelled. Western sources said the foreign ministers had made definite progress in writing an Independence treaty for Austria. One official said the chances for completing the Austrian treaty at the series of meetings here now are very bright. CHICAGO, June 15—(^/—Soybeans: High Low Close 728H 123 2TP4-H July Nov the park. This would save from $500 to J700 In Interest, he said. The council, however, decided to elay consideration of sale of the and until the July session. It was Minted out by council members that he price should by on a par with the bonds If the Fair Association's suggestion were followed. It also was pointed out that sale of clly land should be done by advertising for bids. Rcillon Okay Water Halo Members of the Blythevllle Real Estate Board appeared at the council meeting to Inform the mayor and aldermen that they had adopted at their meeting last night a resolution recommending that the Blythevllle Water Co. be allowed it* proposed rate Increase. The were advised to submit their resolution to the Slate Public Service commission In Little Rock, the rate regulating agency which will approve or reject the proposed Increase. The proposed Increases have been protested by the city and by other large waler users. Work on laying sidewalk through th« old cemetery on Chtckasawb* Avenue will be discussed at a meet- New York Cotton NEW YORK. June 15—Wi—Closing cotton quotations: July 3304 3295 3297-3300 Oct 2044 2927 2941-43 Ofc 2914 2900 2913-H Mch 2906 2891 2905 May 2893 2879 2893 July 2818 2795 2813N Middling spot: 3375N, up 1 (N- Nomlnal.) Baseball Player Shot by Girl Who Admits Mental Disorder CHtCAGO, June 15. fff»j—Eddie Waltkns, 29. Philadelphia Phillies star first baseman, was shot near the heart early today by a 19-year- old girl who told police she was a "fit case for a psychiatrist." Hospital attendants reported his tiding over th* June term of court. | Dee MS MM 200 1 ; S04U-VJ i»»v4 anu-tt Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly ctoudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. Not much change In temperature. MfaoovTi forecast: Fair tonight and Thursday, cooler southeast tonight. A little warmer Thursday. Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—SO. Sunset today—7:14. Sunrise tomorrow—4:48. Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. ing of the flve-m»n cornmltt** formed l»st ye»r to undertake beutl- B*. cm 'COVMCB. «• n*» ul Mean temperature (Midway be tween high and low)— 74.5. Total since Jan. 1—31.10. . Normal atan tor junt— It. condition this morning as She shot Waitkus with a 22 caliber rifle Just after he entered her room In the fashionable Kdge- water Beach Hotel on Chicago's North shore. He went there after cceivlng a note from her that It was "extremely Important" that he ee her. She told police later that •he was not acquainted with Walt- cus. Three stitches were taken in the right side of Waitkus' chest to close the wound. He did not re gain consciousness In Illinois 'M* sonic Hospital for more than two hours. The tall, dark-haired girl was Identified by police as Ruth Am Stelnhagen, » typist employed li a Chicago Loop office. She earlie gave a fictitious name and a Bos ton address. Miss Stelnhat^n calmly told re porters she had had »n "urge t kill somebody" which had built u within her for about two yea Polk* Capt, John T. Warren wdd ic told him she had been under- oing psychiatric treatment for a ervous disorder. Dr. Edward J. Kelleher, director f the Municipal Court Psychiatric nstltute, said the girl "apparently s either schizophrenic (split personality) or deep In the Influence if a major hysteria." Accompanied by Police Sergeant Albert Brans and an assistant slate's attorney, Miss Steinhngen re-enacted the shooting In her 12th loor room, of the hotel where the Philadelphia team Is housed during Its series with the Cubs. Police said she related: She sent Waitkus the note, after Waitkus first telephoned her but she told him she wanted to see him In person. Waitkus came to her room smd knocked on the door. She put a paring knife Into the pocket of her skirl and, still holding It. opened Ihe door, Intending to stab Wailkus as he entered. ,^ But he walked swiftly past n*r, sat down and asked her what sh« wanted. She made small talk about him being up so late, and told him, "I havt » surprise for you." She reached Into a closet, grabbed the rifle «nd pointed it at him. She shot him a moment Ut«.

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