Ventura County Star-Free Press from Ventura, California on March 26, 1953 · 21
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Ventura County Star-Free Press from Ventura, California · 21

Ventura, California
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Thursday, March 26, 1953
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Thursday, March 26, 1953 The Ventura ( Calif. 1 County Star-Free Press Pa ere 21 Rotarians Hear About Detection Of Poisoning Laboratory methods seldom detect crime, but they do confirm or deny conclusions about criminal activities which investigators have reached. So, the Ventura Rotary club was informed yesterday in a talk made on poisons by Elliott Hensel, laboratory technician. Also, they aid in manv cases of accidental poisoning. No less than 14 children in this community, said the speaker, were poisoned during the last year by an ant eradicator commonly used in households. INSECTICIDES DANGEROUS Other commercial substances to be used with care, said Hensel, are present-day insecticides, which are potent and dangerous because they are readily absorbed through the unbroken skin; castor bean meal, used as a fertilizer, and capable of inducing severe allergies; f and alcohol, which he rated as a definite poison that used in excess causes drunkenness and even death. Dog poisoning cases are a frequent laboratory matter. In that connection, the speaker expressed concern over the fact that strychnine now is legally sold over the counter in many establishments, with no accounting by the buyer. ARSENIC FAVORED The favorite poison in homicide cases, said Hensel, is arsenic, a convenient fact for the laboratory men in that arsenic is readily identified and remains permanently in the body. Suicides usually resort either to barbitol or carbon monoxide, the latter from automobile exhausts. Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, he said, usually comes from faulty heaters. He gave a hopeful report as to narcotics in this county. Addiction to heroin and morphine, he said, is limited to a relatively few persons and those nearly all Mexican-Americans. The use of marijuana, the speaker said, is more general but showing a decrease. It has not yet been determined, he added, whether that drug is habit-forming. The speaker was introduced by Dr. A. A. Morrison. o Botiller Services In Inyokern Tomorrow Services will be held tomorrow at the Inyokern Funeral home for Richard Botiller, 48, former Ventura resident who died at Inyokern March 24th. He is survived by Mrs. Victoria Obiols, 811 E. Meta, Ventura, a sister; two brothers, Ed Botiller and Fred Botiller; and a sister, Mrs. Flora Wiessert, all of Santa Maria. Two AaIL SoDdloeirs UeM fin Men's ecafllhi SACRAMENTO. (U.R5 The suspicion of a friend led to the capture of two AWOL soldiers from Camp Stoneman who confessed robbing and killing a 84--year-old man. Sheriffs Capt. Roy Coy said today. Coy said the two 20-year-old soldiers admitted shooting Robert A, Walker in his cabin at Michigan Bar, near the Sacra-mento-Amador county line, hitting him on the head with a hammer and stealing $204. He said Eugene R. Smith of Carbondale, ' Amador county, and Henry V. Venditti of Ohio were In county jail and would probably be charged with murder, robbery and burglary. Coy said Charles Walker, brother of the victim who discovered the body Tuesday morning, suspected Smith because Smith had been at the old mans cabin last week on the ruse of being lost. Walker said he did not believe Smith,, a native of Amador county, could get lost in the area. On relating this suspicion to Coy, the sheriffs captain, Lt. George Mayberry and Deputy Dave Mason investigated and found Smith and Venditti in the Amador county jail in Jackson on charges of being AWOL from Camp Stoneman. Coy said he questioned the pair and they confessed. Coy said the suspects told him they were enroute to Camp Stoneman when they decided they needed money and Smith said he knew where they could get some. They took a .22 caliber rifle, a hammer and some food from Walkers cabin and waited outside for him to return. When Walker arrived at his cabin Smith reportedly said, Well, what are you waiting for? to Venditti. Venditti said he froze and nervously pulled the trigger, the bullet hitting Walker in the forehead. CAMPAIGN BOSS FOR OWN CADDY LONG BRANCH, N.J. (U.FD When Abraham H. Rocklin, Newark real estate agent, was notified he had been named to manage the gubernatorial campaign of Alvin W. Van Schoick, 75, his first reaction was: Whos her It developed Van Schoick was Rocklins caddy, a retired farmer. OLD RELIABLE RICHMOND, V a. U.R) When Wilbur Fricks automobile disappeared, he didnt have to worry about transportation. He had a horse. Frick is a mounted patrolman. Rep. McMillan Oil Lease Case Taken Under Advisement by Judge WASHINGTON. (U.RX The trial of Rep. John L. McMillan (D-S.G.) on charges of violating the public contracts law in 1951 by taking an oil lease on government land ended Monday in federal court, only a few hours after it began. Visiting Judge T. Brake Kennedy, who heard the trial without a jury, took the case under advisement. His decision is not expected for several weeks. The judge gave the government 10 days to file a final brief, the defense 10 more days to answer and then the government another five days to make a rebuttal. Kennedy said his, verdict will be announced from his . Wyoming home. The government only presented one witness against McMillan. The lone federal witness merely established that McMillan got the lease, on 1,500 acres of Utah land. McMillan testified in his own behalf, saying that he considered himself eligible to take the lease. He was indicted for violation of a law prohibiting congressmen from holding government contracts. Set Together treat reay-to-eat! We Feature Swift's Tender Steer Beef Railroad Man's Ulcer Worth Cool $27,500 BUFFALO, N.Y. (U.R) An ulcer brought Matthew Koloczn-ski, 50, a railroad car inspector, $27,500 yesterday. , He was awarded the amount by a court after he charged the ulcer was caused by nervous anxiety when he was dragged 80 feet beneath a box car in the railroad yards. o SPARE THAT CHILD PORTSMOUTH, Va. (U.R) Street signs in the Park Manor residential district here warn motorists: Drive Slowly Park Manor Hasnt a Child to Spare. GOAT MILK Y 4 For That Sick, Ulcered Stomach Natures Perfect Remedy Give It A Trial Bryson's Highcliff Goat Dairy Our Distributors GOLDEN TOP FARMS GOLDEN STATE CO LTD. 21 -inch TV Console SUPER POWER New long-distance 106 chassis for better performance in all TV localities! SUPER SIGHT 18,000 volts of picture power for dearest, steadiest pictures ever! SUPER SOUND Best and most powerful sound system In TV today! 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