Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on October 6, 1960 · Page 21
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 21

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Thursday, October 6, 1960. Jury Indicts Pair In Knitting Fraud A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a husband-wife team on seven counts each of mail fraud in the sale of knitting machines to 24 Valley women. The couple, John C. Millington, 36, and his wife, Shirley, 35, left Phoenix in June 1959 after they had promised to buy the products housewives, shut-ins, and handi —- The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona. capped pefaons turned out on the knitting machines. They sold 77 machines throughout the Valley. A BENCH warrant was issued for their arrest, and bond ol S5/WO was placed on each o) them. If captured and convicted, they are liable to a maximum o) five years in prison on each of the seven counts. In another mail fraud case, Thomas J. Croaff Jr., 48-year-old Phoenix attorney, waa accused in 11 counts of buying books from publishers and refusing to pay for them. A former Democratic candidate for superior court judge, Croaff of 2514 N. Eighth St., allegedly ordered $157 worth of books from Harper and Bros., of New York, the Literary Guild of America, and International Collectors Library, both of Garden City, N.Y. CROAFF WAS nominated in the recent Democratic primary as a presidential elector. Some legal authorities yesterday expressed belief that he would be barred from serving in the electoral college if he is convicted of the charge. A three-time bank robber, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, alias Benjamin Hoskins Paddock and Benjamin Hoskins Jr., 34, Tucson was indicted on three count* of robbing Phoenix branches of the Valley National Bank. HE IS accused of obtaining 811,210 from the W. Van Buren branch on Feb. 19, 1959; $9,285 from the same branch on Jtn. 29, 1960; and $4,620 from the 1845 E. McDowell branch last July 26. Paddock, a Tucson garbage disposal sales and service man, was arrested in Las Vegas, Nev., after his most recent Phoenix robbery. Others charged in indictments Audrie K. Ryan, 2219 E. Por land, misappropriation of $122.66 in bank funds while a statemen processor at First National Ban! in Phoenix. JAMES WALTER Beach, 36 year-old transient, interstat transportation of forged securi ties,(checks). William Arthur Cummingf, 38 Arkansas fugitive; Jack Shirle> Binschus, 30, in custody in Albu querque; Everett Gibson, age, ad dress, and present whereabouts unknown; Clyde Lewis Brisson 19-year-old transient; and Leroy CaJardo Chavez, 23, Stockton Calif., all are charged'with Dye Act (stolen car) violations. Brigette Ramirez, 20, 2321 E Buchanan, forging and passing a U.S. Treasury check. Richard D. Idle, 20, serviceman, three counts of mail theft Clayton Everett Geyer, 45 of 3823 N. 49th Ave., truck driver three counts of theft of interstate shipments. Raymond Elmer Johnson, 18, Hayden, and Delbert Lee Me- Cleary, 19, Salinas, Calif., three counts of possession of a sawed- off (illegal) shotgun. Hoffman Randall Emerson Jr., 32, and Charlotte Fay Young, 28, Gila River Reservation, tssault with dangerous weapons upon Jesus P. Vargas. Alvin Ore Jr., 44. Buena Park, Calif., altering and passing a U.S. Treasury check. JOSEPH Roscoe Montgomery, 50, Apache Junction tavern own- THOMAS J. CROAFF JR. tain Federal Housing Administration loans of $1,741, $1,500, and $800 for home improvements that were never made. The jury recessed yesterday until Oct. 26, without an expected examination of Arizona Savings cr, giving false statements to ob- and Loan Association affairs. Parley Starts For Teachers Teacher retirement leaders from throughout the nation will assemble at Camelback Inn today to start the 38th annual meeting of the National Council on Teach er Retirement of the National Ed ucation Association. Governor Fannin will- wel come an-expected 125 persons at the opening 9:30 a.m. session. Alvin M. David, assistant director of the Bureau of Old Age Security Insurance, Baltimore, and Martha L. Ware, assistant director of the NEA Research DL vision, Washington, will be speak ers during the conference. David's talk is titled "Federal Legislation and Social Security." Miss Ware will speak on "Research in the Field of Teacher Retirement." The council is an organization of executive officers and board members of state and local teacher-retirement systems. The meeting continues through Saturday. IN NEW HEADQUARTEM New headquarters of the Neighborhood Republican Club will be opened at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 4501 s. Central. All county c*ndi dates are expected) to attend. pnosrm QUND Urgent, Frequent, Slew, UrinatlM, Night tiling, Pains in l«tk, Nipt * legs, Weakness, Censtipetion, Nervousness, Tiredness, Mental Depression, Old Before Age, ere Symptoms often Associated with Disease of th« Prostate Gland. You should not disregard these Warning Signs, Neglect may teed to • more serious outcome. Av«!l yourself of en •xemine- tion, {earn the facts of your condition, end whet our proven non surgical methods can do for you. JOHNSON CUNIO Il9f ai. in ft. •». A. (I. aU Mill .D. PiltctW Blast Probed In Tennessee KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) Workmen poked through the rubble of a Tennessee Eastman Co. plant yesterday seeking clues to Tuesday's mysterious blast which killed 13 persons and injured more than flO others. "We haven't any idea when we'll be able to determine just what caused the explosion, if ever," said one Eastman official. The company, a Subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Corp., declined to estimate the damage. The blast leveled a large building housing the aniline processing section where dyes are made. The building functioned by remote control, making the investigative job harder. That fact held down the death toll from the Wast, felt 20 miles away. Those who were close enough to the explosion to shed some light on its cause either were killed or seriously injured. j Prorepublic Forces In Lead REPUBLIC nijy Page 13 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP)—Forces for keeping South Africa under the British crown and staunchly in the commonwealth ran up a (substantial lead early today. They had trailed the nationalists in first returns from yesterday's referendum. At this point the lead was not considered decisive. The nationalists are for a republic that might not be acceptable to nonwhite members of the British-led commonwealth. With 61 constituencies reported out of a total 159, the antirepublic group had * lead of 155,125 votes. Most results were from urban areaa where the antirepublicans were expected to have wide margins. In many rural areas, where nationalists are strong, counting begins after daylight today. There were 1,80D,74S registered voters (nonwhitels could not vote) and the turnout, in balmy weath-fences, usually solidly behind the er, was believed t« be a record ranging above 90 per cent. The nationalist, prorepublic, segregationist forces of Prime Minister Hendrflr. Verwoerd rar up a lead in the firat returns. But this was overcome by a surge of antirepublic votes that quickly ran up a margin exceeding 100,000. Some nationalist sources expressed shock at the reversed trend in favor of the antirepubli- cans. However, this margin came from from only 33 out of 158 constituencies in South Africa and the neighboring mandated territory of Southwest Africa. There still are many remote rural areaa to be heard from which are counted nationalist stronghold 1 ,!. Remits in the rural constitu- nationalist government and its proposal for a republic to be divorced from the British crown, were slow coming in. 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