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DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1956 4c His Retrial Move Jiflay ECill Him By JOSEPH KIERNAN Gambling with his life, wife-slayer Lewis Wolfe made a bid yesterday in Kings ('ounty Court to reopen his case a move which might wind up with a sentence of I By GWEN GIBSON Airborne Over Boondocks, TJ. S. Sept. 2 There's just one way to survive when trailing along on candidate Kefauver'i mankilling campaign sweep of the little cities- remember events on the night in question. Assistant District Attorney Louis Joseph, then a DA's investigator on the case, said he would have called the matter to the attention of the court, but that his memory was faulty, too.

Records to Be Studied Leibowitz finally adjourned the hearing until Oct. 11, pending a further study of the records, and Wolfe was taken to Raymond St. jail. He has been doing his time at Clinton Prison in Dannemora. If Wolfe wins in his new try for a new trial, the evidence against him will be the same as used in his first trial.

After his conviction, he spent six years in Matteawan, but he was discharged as cured in i 1950 and then sentenced to death. Dewey commuted the sentence in 1952. Aghast At Gusher Toronto, Sept. 28 (U.R). Mrs.

Stefan Chorny said today a fuel truck pulled up at her home and the operator poured 200 gallons of oil into her basement before she could explain hhe had no oil tank. She recently switched to gas for heating. bored that Wolfe and his lawyers were in the court when the jury received instructions. Court records failed to show if Wolfe and his -counsel were present. Two of the three attorneys are now dead, but the third, reached by phone, admitted he could not turn slaphappy.

So, reporters and staff personnel with the Keef have obliged. Kefauver left Washington two weeks ago tday with a staff of 15 fairly Staid and intelligent persons and an entourage of 23 reasonably Inormal members of the press. He's returning to the nation's capital Sunday with a retinue of 30 self-proclaimed comedians, six "experienced" masters of ceremonies andr a song writing duo who visualize themselves as the answer to Rodgers and Hart. By way of explanation, the Democrats I have been working Sen. Estes like a robot, sending him out to mostly rural and hostile Republican parts and handing him formidable, 16-hour-a-day schedules that keep him and his party i constantly mobile flying, driving or running to the next stop.

Wfiere Are We? Who's on First? As a result Kefauver is constantly off schedule, insane things happen at every turn and the Kefauver staff in the words of trip manager Charlie Tyroler is constantly grinding out revised versions of the last revision of Kefauver's itinerary for the day. A beat put out by Tyroler, once a calm and composed sort of guy, for benefit iof the press, went in parts like this: "11:00 A.M., Kefauver holds unscheduled press conference in airport lounge. Drops bombshell. No time to file stories 11:15 A.M., join motorcade through open county (80 miles) 11:45, arrive Ipswitch (population 187) 12:00, rally in telephone booth at local drugstore 11 A.M., due to change in time from CST to PST or CDT or something, arrive South Ipswitch." "Note due to various compounded miscalculations by Kefauver staff, group is scheduled to depart from Yakima before arrival there." Here Is Wfiere Nylon Would Help Nothing as sane as using valet service is possible on this tour; you're not in a hotel long enough. Laundry is air-expressed ahead and assistant press man Bill Sturdevant is now advising those reporters with hairlines down to their waist that "we're now equipped to air express heads in advance." Dick Wallace, Kefauver's assistant in the Senate an also a once normal-type person, is bragging that he knows so much about farmj problems now that he was able to tell a friend in Missoula, that "you weigh exactly 25 pounds more than a prime hog." Who else but Kefauver would have to march eight blocks, after a horrible day of campaigning, down the streets of Springfield, with a kilted bagpipe band playing a horrendous rendition of the "Tennessee Estes' Adventures In Soapy's State Who else would be whisked out to a bridge ceremony at hair-raising speeds of t0 miles an hour, only to find that the padlock had to be broken before he could get on the structure to shake hands with three workmen and one woman who had waited three hours (late again) to shake his hand? This happened in Michigan where Gov.

G. Mennen (Soapy) Williams was mentor of the Kefauver escapade. The bridge was over Mackinac Straits the biggest in the world, Williams claimed and Williams wanted those valuable wire service pictures made. The one photographer along, though Bill Smith of Associated Press couldn't come through because he had loaded his film backward and it was after dark, anyway. The wire service reporters couldn't produce so well either.

They were shaken by a ride with a local jokester, who, while racing along with one arm flung out the window, observed, "you know they have a lot of accidents out here Deer run across the load open range." But the Keef Comes Through Okay Kefauver has done a beautiful job of tolerating horseplay about him. While some don't like him as a politician, reporters with him have learned to like the stumbling, fumbling" Tennessee Senator as a person. But while things have teen frantic so far, they're levelling off tomorrow to general confusion. Kefauver, they say, is flying to Johnstown, "if the wind is wrong," because he has to switch to a Convair then to a DC-3 from his four-motored DC-6. But if -the wind is right" He'll land in Allentown or did they say Ipswitch on schedule for a change.

iV 'f tf i death in the electric chair. Originally convicted of first degree murder in the shoe-beating death of his wife, Faula, in December, 1943, Wolfe is serving a life sentence after receiving a commutation from former Gov. Dewey. At a hearing before Judge Samuel Leibowitz, the 50-year-ohl Wolfe contended that he hjd been sentenced in error because of an infringement of his Constitutional rights. This occurred, he said, because neither he nor his three attorneys were in court when Judge Louis Goldstein instructed the jury a few hours before Wolfe was found guilty at 12:20 A.

M. on Nov. 1, 1041. Ex-Judge Is Witness Goldstein, now retired, was a witness yesterday and declared that he "very distinctly" remem- Had No Words WiththeDoria, Says 3d Mate No communication of any kind passed between the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm before the two liners collided the night of July 25, the third mate of the Ctock-holm testified yesterday. Fifty lives were lost in the disaster and the Andrea Doria was sunk.

Tinder questioning for the eighth day, Ernst Carstcns-Johannsen, who was in charge of the Stockholm that night, said it was impossible to identify a ship by its radar "echo." Could Not Call by Radio Therefore, though he first sighted the oncoming Doria at a distance of 12 miles, he did riot know what vessel it was, he said, and made no etToit to reach "it by radio. In normal communication and at that time he envisaged no emergency he would have needed the Italhin liner's identity to make the call. Carstens Johanssen conceded that currents had caused his ship to drift three miles off its east-bound course, but he said the drift occurred over a 118-mile run anl he did not consider it sufficiently unusual to summon the Stockholm's captain. Site of Inquiry Moved He was questioned by Leonard Matteson, attorney for a large group of cargo funis and personal injury claimants suing both Loth lines. Because the courtroom used thus far for pre-trial examinations in connection with some $40 million in damage suits is needed for another case, the ship bearing will be transferred Monday morning to the assembly hail of the New York County Lawyers Association at 14 Yesev St.

ny Pay Beaumont, Sept hometown friends tiled past The funeral was scheduled for later today in Little Bethlehem Lutheran lunch. Babe, champion at more spoils than any other woman in history, died at 42 yesterday in John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, after a three-year fight against cancer. Her husband, George Zaharias, was in seclusion at the home of Associated Preps Wirefoto Lash LaRue (left) with Carla Gilbert, who tried to kill herself in jail, and Alfred (Fuzzy Jones) St. John in the Memphis court. Hero of Westerns Gets to Wrong Memphis.

Sept. 28 (U.R): Lash LaRue, star of Western movies, was charged today with buying and receiving stolen property. Larue said he was a "victim of circumstances. LaRue, a bullwhip artist appearing at the Midsouth Centennial Fair here," was arrested with two members of his troupe, pretty Carla Gilbert, 20, former Hollywood model and beauty contest winner, and t4-year-old be-whiskered Al St. John, known to Western movie fans at Fuzzy Jones.

LaRue pleaded innocent and was released under $3,500 bond, the other two were released on $500 bond as material witnesses. Police said Miss Gilbert tied a silk scarf around her neck to Side of Law commit suicide in her county jail cell. An officer cut her free. The allegedly stolen property involved $867 worth of portable sewing machines and an adding machine found in LaRue's hotel room. These machines, with two others still missing, were stolen from-- parked automobiles at the fairgrounds Tuesday night, police said.

According to police, LaRue admitted buying ihie adding machine for $80 but insisted that he did not know the machines were stolen. wish that the money should be contributed instead to the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Cancer Fund. Undertaker Dale Broussard said that he had received 500 telegrams and cables, including messages from Adlai Stevenson and Jack Dempsey. The ashes will be buried tomorrow afternoon in a private family graveside service in Eeaurnont. Last iespecf to Babe 28 (U.R).

A steady stream of Babe Didrikson Zaharias' her coffin today for a last look at the great woman athlete. his; sister-in-law, Mrs. Liliie rimes. The body was delayed in being brought to the church. Persons who had come to view the body refused to drive away, causing a traffic jam that two dozen policemen had trouble straightening out.

The church was banked with flowers, though it was Babe's Press WtT-fotn Kefauver places Rickey Steinfuth. 5, whom he gave roonskin cap, on his lap in Erie, where Kefauver was campaigning yesterday. 4.

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