News-Journal from Mansfield, Ohio on November 15, 1965 · 1
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Mansfield, Ohio
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Monday, November 15, 1965
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High Court iholds Red 'Secrecy Story In Column 7 Wcallicr Chuckle Cloudy, possible showers tonight, low of 37. Tuesday, partly cloudy, showers, high 55. Advice to all eaters: If you are thin, don't eat fast. If you are fat, don't eat. Fast! North Central Ohio's Foremost Newspaper Vol. 81, No. 254 PHONE 522.1311 Mansfield, Ohio, Monday, November 15, 15 Unitt4 Pmt InlarniiMiwl TM AtMciilt4 Prm Ten Cents Suspect Has Record Of Sex Offenses NEWS Man, 229 With & Char lillm sect. GO T irl ' X 1 ' . At By DONN GAYNOR and GEORGE CONSTABLE Lester Edward Eubanks, 22, of 339 North Mulberry St., pleaded innocent in municipal court today to a charge of first degree murder in the slaying yesterday of Mary Ellen Deener, 14, a John Simpson Junior student. The affidavit was signed by Mrs. Carrie Lee Deener, 146 West Dickson Ave., mother of the young girl whose body was found at the rear of a vacant house at 325 North Mulberry St. at 12:49 a. m. Sundav. Upon questioning by Municipal Judge Jacob Wagcnhals, Eubanks, who has a previous record of sex offenses and is currently under indictment on a sex count, said that he did not wish an attorney. Judge Wagenhals advised the accused man that he could have a court-appointed attorney if he desired. When Eubanks said that he then wished to be represented, Judge Wagenhals picked Attorney Carl Murphy from the courtroom and asked him to serve as a friend of the court and to consult with Eubanks prior to accepting a plea. Following a consultation in the judge's chambers, Eubanks was returned to the courtroom, pleaded innocent and waived preliminary hearing. He was bound to the Richland County Grand Jury without bond. The body was discovered by police investigating a call from a neighbor who reported "someone lying in a yard." Police found that the girl had been shot and beaten. (Continued On Page 2) - i J. I it: ; f .:! : --Onvv "X,, liw. r 9 .J 4 . ,-"c .... GPs Maul Reds, List 1,000 Dead SAIGON (UPI) - American troops supported by B52 bombers today mauled three battalions of North Vietnamese army regulars on the slopes of a jungle mountain near the Cambodian border. Reports from the front said as many as 1,000 Communists may have been killed. The North Vietnamese army units reeled back after two days of bitter close quarter fighting and the thunderous B52 raid on Chu Pong Mountain 220 miles northeast of Saigon. It was the first B52 raid of the war in support of the battle-front troops. American fighting men of the 1st Cavalry Division (airmobile) swept forward after the B52 strike, and officers radioed reports of counting 244 Communist bodies in one area where another 100 enemy dead were believed strewn on the battle ground. BOMB TOLL HIGH Artillery and air liaison officers estimated that bombs and shells killed another 600 or 700 Communists., Officers at 1st Cavalry Division headquarters told UPI correspondent. Joseph L. Galloway that they expected the Communist death toll to reach 1,000. SLAYING VICTIM Mansfield Ambulance Co. operator Jesse Byrd bends to pick up a strap with which to fasten the sheet-shrouded body of 14-year-old murder victim, Mary Ellen Deener, to a cot for removal to Mansfield General Hospital. (Photo by Donn Gaynor) Girl, l.i, Died Another Murder Remains Unsolved The slaying of Mary Ellen Deener early Sunday morning focuses attention on a still unsolved murder in the county, the one in which a 13-year-old Mansfield girl was found dead in a watery ditch off Myers Rd. on Nov. 14, 1959. The victim was Bertha Mae Brooks who lived on Johns Ave. This is a county sheriff's case and is still unsolved. THE BROOKS girl was found face down in a Myers Rd. ditch, between State Route 39 and Bowman St. She was fully-clothed and had been beaten. Sheriff's deputies who investigated the death theorized she might have been the victim of a hit-skip driver or might have been driven to the lonely spot and then killed. Numerous suspects were questioned by deputies, but all weie released. Her right arms was broken and scraped. Her face was bruised and there were cuts behind her ear and on her head. The body was found by a Myers R youth who was walking home at the time, The girl had been missing from her home for about four hours before she was found. U.S. Blamed In Strafing HAVANA (AP)-Prime Minister Fidel Castro has blamed the United States for a hit-and-run attack by two boats on a residential section of the Havana waterfront. One woman was rt ported injured slightly. Meanwhile, the U.S. government began a sealift of refugees from Matanzas, Cuba. The chartered excursion boat Skipper K took 108 Cubans to Key West. Fla., Saturday night and pother 94 Sunday. The State Depa' tment had no comment on Castro's charge of V S. responsibility for the strafing attack earlv Sunday. But Cuban exile sources in Miami said it was the work of RECE the Cuban Representation in Exi'e and that the two boats rf turned safely to their base "somewhere in the Caribbean." Victim Hoped To Be A Nu n 1 ft I V' Q : ' ( 1 y f h r to She thought By DONN GAYNOR "Mary Ellen wanted become a nun she could have been of most service to people as a nun," the grief - stricken mother of piuT-icr victim Mary Ellens .Deener said yesterr1 Mrs ll(,.as-.te Ie !cf, 114 West Dicksoip -.u her home yesterday afternoon surrounded by shocked, sobbing relatives and friends. "I JUST can't understand it. If she had been a bad girl or ran around all the time it might be different. But she was not bad in any way. I never had a minute's trouble out of her. If she had any boy friends, I didn't know about it. She never dated-just read books, ate and slept," the mother said. Although a non - Catholic, Mary Ellen had a strong desire to become a Catholic and a nun. "She was always bringing home Catholic literature and reading books about nuns," Mrs. Deener said. Mary Ellen, a ninth grade student at John Simpson Junior High School, was active in school affairs. Mrs. Deener said, "She was a good student. She got all A's and B's. She was on the school newspaper staff and the glee club. She was going to be an office monitor. She also thought of becoming a laboratory technician and trying that for a year or so before becoming a nun," the victim's mother related. "THE HOUSE is full of awards that she got in school. She was on honorable mention list several times," Mrs. Deener said. Mary Ellen was born in Mem-(Continued On Page 2) Ohio Group To Visit Fiat Plant MILAN, Italy (AP) - Conferences with Milan businessmen were on tap today and a visit to the big Fiat automobile works in Turin was scheduled Tuesday by Ohio's traveling trade mission. The Ohioans, close to 60 in number, flew in here Sunday from Dusseldorf, Germany. ft V t 1 X MARY ELLEN DEENER 'Recessed Jury' To Reconvene County Prosecutor Rex Larson said the Mary Ellen Deener murder case will be presented to the county grand jury within the next two weeks. He said this will be done because the grand jury has not yet adjourned its present session. The jury has been in recess since Oct. 18, when it last met to study a report of a police department probe. Larson said he expected the grand jury would reconvene soon to reopen its examination of the mayor's committee police department probe. This probe opened Oct. 1 and recessed because of the Jerrell Ray Howell murder trial. Larson did not indicate whether the Deener murder case would be taken up by the grand jury before or after the police report probe reopens. Dr. Charles L. Shafer, grand jury foreman, whose task it is to call the jury back to session on the police report, said today. "I don't know when we will take up the police report again. Mr. Larson has been busy with a murder trial, and tnow this new thing. I haven't really had a chance to talk it over with him yet but will do so when he isn't so busy," Dr. Shafer said. Goldberg 111 NEW YORK (UPI) - UN Ambassador Arthur Goldberg canceled a speaking engagement at the 80th anniversary banquet of the Jewish Theological Seminary Sunday night because of a virus. I Inside Today's Edition 24 Pages, 2 Sections Computers Are Taking Over The Tasks Formerly Done By Men Page 4 Abby 21 Leisure 14 Business Little People Page 10 Puzzle 18 Bridge 23 Magazine Cavalcade 21 Page 5 Classified 18-22 Movies 14 Crossword Society 6, 7 Puzzle 21 Sports 16, 17 Deaths 3 TV 14 Dr. Crane 21 Tell Why 23 Editorials 4 Weather 2 Hospitals 2 What's Law 23 "They'r. both shedding' ACCUSED SLAYER - Lester Edward Eubanks, 22. of 339 North Mulberry St., with hands partially covering his face, is shown as he was taken to municipal court to enter a plea on a first degree murder charge in the Sunday slaying of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener, 146 West Dickson Ave. Accompanying Eubanks are Detective Lieutenants Albert O'Neil and Ravmond Karsmizki. (Photo by Terry Wolf) "News In Brief & i Ike's Son Encouraged FT. GORDON, Ga. (AP) - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower has weathered what his son describes as the period of greatest danger after his heart attack. Son John and younger brother, Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, were sufficiently encouraged by Eisenhower's progress to head back to their homes Sunday night after observing Mrs. Eisenhower's 69th birthday. Probe Mid-Air Crasb SPRINGFIELD, O. (UPI) - Federal Aviation Agency and Civil Aeronautics Bureau investigators today began an inquiry into the mid-air crash of two light planes over New Carlisle, 10 miles west of here. One pilot was killed. The victim was James Lee Graham, 56, of Dayton. The other plane, piloted by James F. Rock, 46, and carrying his wife, Lea, 39, both of Fairborn, managed to land safely. Both occupants were slightly injured but the plane was heavily damaged. The patrol said Rock was circling for a landing when Graham's plane approached from out of the sun. Held In LBJ Threat ATLANTA (AP) A house painter is being held on a charge of threatening the life of President Johnson. Billy Ray Pursley, 31, of Summerville, Ga., was arrested Sunday by Secret Service agents on a warrant issued by a U. S. commissioner at Concord, N. C, Saturday. Pursley allegedly threatened the President while buying a rifle in Charlotte, N. C, last Thursday, A. G. Vial of the Secret Service said. Husbands Face Call COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio Selective Service reported today that some Ohio married men, including those married before the Aug. 27 cut-off date, may be called for draft physicals next month. ' A spokesman said, however, that none would be inducted before the end of the year. Selective Service said the possibility of inducting married men into the armed services in January would have to be studied after the state induction quota for that month is received. Uses Same Yardstick WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. is demanding the same kind of fiscal responsibility his father advocated as the price of cooperation with President Johnson. Congratulating the 50-year-old Virginia Democrat on his appointment to fill the seat Sen. Harry F. Byrd, 78, resigned last Thursday, Johnson said in a telegram he wants to work closely with the new senator. On this score, Byrd made it plain he will apply as his father did before him the yardstick of how much Johnson's programs will cost and how they will be paid for. v . (vv - ' ' as,iV''&fci Advertising Deadlines The following deadlines for display and classified display will be in effect for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Friday. Nov. 19, 5 P. M. for Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Monday, Nov. 22, 5 P. M. or Friday. Nov. 26. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 5 P. M. for Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday. Nov. 28. Wednesday, Nov. 24, S P. M. for Monday, Nov. 29. Reds Win In Court Ruling WASHINGTON (UPI)-T h Supreme Court agreed to-, day to review the 1954 conviction of Dr. Samuel H. Shep-p a r d, Cleveland osteopath found guilty at a sensational trial of having bludgeoned his wife to death. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional a requirement that members of the Communist party must register with the government. The requirement is contained in a section of the 1930 Subversive Activities Control Act. Justice William J. Brennan delivered the 8-0 decision. Specifically involved in today's decision were William AI-bertson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Roscoe Quincy Proctor, of Oakland, Calif. The Subversive Activities Control Board in 1962 ordered Albertson to register. A similar order to Proctor was issued in 1963. The Jusuce Department said (Continued On Page 2) Ex-Citv Residents Anions Lost A former Mansfield couple, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Quay, are among the passengers reported missing and presumed dead in the sinking of the cruise ship Yarmouth Castle Saturday in the Bahamas. Quay, 68, was a car salesman in Mansfield and Gallon. Mrs. Quay was the former Delia Schultz. Born in Pennsylvania, she spent most of her younger years in Mansfield, where she worked for Golden-Russell. Inc., until her marriage in 1925 to the late Carl Boehm, a Galion furniture store owner. (Another story on Page 13) The Quays made their home in Pompano, Fla. They had written recently to Quay's brother, Paul Quay of Galion, and mentioned they were going on a cruise this month. They last visited Galion in the summer of 1964. Paul Quay said he received a call from Mrs. Quay's nephew in Dayton that the couple was aboard the ill-fated ship. He then called the Yarmouth cruise office in Miami, Fla., where it was confirmed that the former Mansfielders were listed among the missing. Quay is survived by his brother, Paul, and a sister, Mrs. Juillard Blicke of Bucyrus. Mrs. Quay is survived by two sisters, including Mrs. Nettie N. Ziegler, of 160 West Second St. Quay was reportedly welt known in Galion for his bkilt as a golfer when he lived there.

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