4 - WcA. April !, m Redlands Daily facfs CIVIL WAR BULLETS — Karl Toevs (background) is charged with the burglary of the Lincoln Shrine. Det. Jack Bray (left) and Copt. Warren Elliott of the Redlonds Police department recovered several Civil War rifle bullets from the lawn between the Shrine and the Smiley Library, shown in background. RETURNS TO SCENE — Burglary suspecl Karl Toevs at left was returned to the Lincoln Shrine, shown in background, this morning. He waifs calmly while Det. Jack Bray searches lawn for Civil War rifle bullets. During the search, Toevi gave a candid account of the burglary to Daily Facts reporter. Lincoln mementos recovered Karl Toevs fells reporter how be burglarized sbrlne By RON KIBBY Karl Toevs visited the Lincoln shrine five-days before he burglarized it and was tempted most by the prospect of selling the historical letters and signa (urcs, he related during an in terview today. The 24-year-oId Calimesa resident spoke candidly as he and two Redlands police detec- lives searched the lawns be- (wcen the Shrine and the Redlands Bowl for several lead bullets fired at Gettysburg. The bullets had been discarded b.v Toevs. Except for five of the bullets, all of the items taken by Toevs have now been recovered. Most of the property, including the valuable original Lincohi letters, were found in a bag carried by Toevs when he was arrested in Jlodcsto early yesterday. It was at first feared that Toevs might have burned some of the documents, but he said this momiog that he had burned only a few cardboard holders removed from the Shrine. He said he first got the idea of stealing the letters and coins during a visit to the Shrine on Monday, March 23. Toevs said he had wanted to visit the Shrine several times, but it had always been closed. "When I found out how much the Abraham Lincohi letters were worth, I figured all the other ones must be worth some thing, too!," he related. "I couldn't wait for the week end to get in there. I would have done it Friday night, but the Library was open until 9 p.m." ilc continued. "If I had a truck, I would have cleaned the place out. . . taken everything. Toevs noted that his origmal business in Kedlands on the Jlonday he visited the Shrine was to "case" some of the homes in the Prospect Park area. Prior to entering the Shrine. Toevs went to the library and took out a book which gave him the names and addresses of companies in the East to which he might be able to sell the letters and signatures. "f was going to wile them letters and try to pas§ myself off as a rich guy," he mused. Toevs, who is on parole for a 1961 burglary conviction, w a s able to sell a 1909 (S) VDB cent and a 1914 (D) cent to a San Bernardino coin dealer for $140. Also, he sold 18 Lincoln head cents to another coin dealer for $50. He was traced when several Lincohi stamps were recognized as possibly being part of the items stolen from the Shrine. Police said Toevs had given the stamps to a friend, who then tried to sell them. Toevs said he was inside the Shrine for about V.i hours during the burglary Saturday night. It should have taken me only I * FOX WtST COA5T IWtATM • 131 Coin UntI • n. 3-A33\ Wed - Thurs. . Fri. • 7 P. M. Sit. • Sun. - Mon. - Tues. From 2 P. M. In Color • Don Knotts "The Incradibie Mr. Limp«t" Also In Color - Frink Sinatra "4 For Texas" F^r All the Family an hour, but 1 didn't know bow to get through the front door. It took a a half-hour to learn how to pick the cabinet locks," he stated. PoUce reported that the stolen property was checked by Jlrs. Frances Collins, curator at the Shrine, who determined that all of it had been recovered. A carpenter was repairing the door to the Shrine this morning. Toevs drilled four dime-size holes through it and removed the lock. Mansfield in another plea for cartwheels W.\SHINGTON (UPI) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield pleaded \rith his colleagues today to save the silver dollar. "I urge the Senate not to fiddle while the silver dollar melts, while the symbol of hard money, of poor man's money, disappears from our midst," Mansfield said in a Senate speech. He urged quick approval of a $675,000 appropriation to mint 50 million new cartwheels. "It seems to me to be a very small cost for the rescue of what is not only a major American tradition," he said, "but a major American preference insofar as Jlontana and other western states arc concerned." The Montana Democrat said the westerner likes the heft and jingle of the cartwheel in his pocket. The westerner, Mansfield said, prizes the silver dollar like the southerner relishes back-eye peas. Mansfield made his speech shortly after the Senate Banking Committee opened hearings on a bill by Sen. Lee Metcalf. D-JIonf., to reduce the silver content of the dollar coin. Savage Indians holding airstrip in Peru LIMA, Peru (UPI) — Savage .Massco Indians, on the warpath in Manu province on the Bolivian border, have seized the airstrip at Manu Town and are bc' sieging a border ranch, it was reported today. Six of the 50 defenders of the ranch were reported in serious condition from wounds inflicted by the Indians' poisoned arrows. Authorities in Duzco and Puerto Maldonado were flying in poUce reinforcements but it was uncertain immediately whether they would be able to land in view of reported Indian control of the Manu airstrip. Manu Town, the capital of the province, is 800 miles south east of Lima. It has a population of about 1,500 persons. Gas sniffer sent to Alaska LUBBOCK, Tc\. (UPI)-Spe cial gas-sniffing equipment ta detect gas leaks in the earth< quake-torn streets of Anchorage -Alaska left here Tuesday aboard an Air Force C124 Globemasfer. The 4,500 pound detector, valued at $25,000, was loaned by the Pioneer Natural Gas Co. Eqiiipmenr sent PASAPEN-A. (UPI)-United Electro D}-namics Inc. said today it bas sent a new seismograph especially developed to record strong local earthquakes to Anchorage. Alaska to aid in obtaining seismic data there. Mexican Players of Padua Hills LOC^TTD 3 MILES NORTH OF FOOTHUI, BLVD. CLARE.MONT "Noche de Primavera" ENDS APRIL II Jamaica After Each Parformanc* THE.\TBE—W<d..nsrm..rrt.,S*t. tM, Wet, SlU t-M OtStSa BOOM — DsUr uopt Mratar Rtsarvatiens advisabia NAiienal ^12SS Marshall faces prison term for extortion LOS ANGELES (UPIWohn- ny JIarshall, 52, Chicago underworld figure also kno^^n as Marshall Caifano, and Charles Del Monico, 36, Miami Beach, Fla., today faced federal prison terms for conspiring to extort $60,000 from a wealthy California oilman. U.S. Dist Judge Jesse W. Curtij Tuesday sentenced Marshall to consecuUve 10-year prison terms on one count of considracy and on one count of interstate travel with intent to commit extortion, and sentenced Del Monico to concurrent 5-year terms on the same two counts. Del Monico also is charged in a federal warant with the S22,- 000 robbery of an Evansville, Ind., savings and loan association on Oct 8, 1962. A Federal Jury convicted Marshall and Del Monico op Feb. 7 of attempting to extort money from Palm Springs oil man-hotel owner Ray Ryan in a plot that involved interstate travel between Palm Springs in California and Las Vegas in Nevada. Judge Curtis before passing sentence denied motions for a new trial and acquittal and turned down a request to allow the defense to post bond pending an appeal of the convictions with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He ordered the sentences to begin immediately. However, Judge Curtis later reversed his decision and reinstated bond for the two men. Rockefeller fields question about new wife PORTLAND (UPI)-Rcpubli- can presidential hopeful Nelson A. Rockefeller appeared on a statewide telethon in Oregon Tuesday night and one of the first questions he fielded was about his second wife's children. The New York governor said his wife, Happy, hoped to shield her four children by a previous marriage from the glare of publicity. Rockefeller had breakfast with publishers here to^lay before flying to San Fraaneisco to cam^ paign for California's all-impor tant June 2 Republican primary. He wound up a vigorous two day Oregon campaign Tuesday night with a two-hour statewide telecast over six stations. He was on the air for atwut an hour answering questions called in from throughout the state. In reply to one about Sirs. Rockefeller's children, the gov crpor said: "Things are going well as far as her children are concerned. Mrs. Rockefeller and Dr. (J.S.) Murphy agreed to do all pos sible to keep them out of the public cyt. Mrs. Rockefeller and Dr. Murphy are working together to preser\'e the love and affection of both parents." Mrs. Rockefeller was divorced from Murphy, the children's father, before she married the governor. Rockefeller added that recently a photographer had approached to take a picture of the children but he had been asked to respect their desire for privacy. Another viewer asked Rocke feller if he thought his divorce and re-marriage would affect the election. He said the decision was up to the voters and "that decision I will respect." Campaign workers in Oregon have been urging Rockefeller to speak out on the re-marriage issue. Carvey hits Unruh ''political power play" LOS ANGELES (UPD-Thom as B. Carvey Jr., president of the California Democratic Council, Tuesday said the chief question in the state Democratic primary will be whether voters will buy "boss rule." Carvey accuses Assembly Speaker Jesse II. Unruh of in ducing Pierre Salinger to run for CaUfomia Senator in "braren political power play. War continues on Ethiopian border ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — (UPI) — A small-scale war continued along tlic border between Ethiopia and Somalia today with each side accusing the other of attacks. The Ethiopian Ministry of Information said S o m a I i s launched an attack at Eneguha and fighting was continuing. In Mogadishu, Somali govern ment so'irces said Ethiopian airplanes made two bombing runs this morning over Har- gcis in northern Somalia. They did not give casualty figures. A cease-fire is scheduled to go into effect Wednesday with troops of both sides withdrawing 10 to 15 miles from the disputed border area by next Monday. The agreement was reached Monday following week-long negotiations in Khar toum, Sudan. Navy searches for missing frogmen CORONADO fUPD—The Navj launched an intensive search Tuesday night for two swimmers from an under\vater demolition team overdue from a training exercise involving a simulated svtimming attack on a ship anchored offshore. Names of the two missing men were withheld pending notification of the next of kin. They were part of a 20-man team conducting a training mission which simulated an underwater attack on the seaplane tender U.S.S. Pine Island. Both were experienced undenvatcr demolition team swimmers and were working as a "buddy pair" in the exercise. The Pine Island joined in the search along with the tank landing ship U.S.S. Summit County, the Coast Guard cutter Alert, small boats from the Naval Amphibious Base here and hcli- SHRINE PROPERTY RECOVERED — Lincoln Shrine curator Mrs. Frances Collins was a happier person today as she and Police Chief Stanley R. B o w e n checked hisforicol coins, stamps, letters, and Civil War medals stolen from the Shrine on Saturday. All Lincoln mementos token hove now been recovered. Below Toevs (left) answers questions os he is being booked by Officer Bill Houdok in Redlands Police station. (Doily Facts photos by C. J. Kenison) copters from Navy and Coast Guard facih'ties. Search units illuminated the area during the night with lights and flares. Along with other members of Demolition Team 12, the two men had been taken by a small craft to withm 1,500 yards of the Pine Island, which was anchored two miles offshore in the Coronado Roads. Coronado is near San Diego. The Frogmen were identified as Seaman Clifford L. Walsh, 22. Palm City, son of Mrs. Virginia Mae Pharis of Orange, and P03.C. Leroy O. Samuel son, 23, Billings, Mont. Think of "LARRr* For PAINT The PAINT that stays put — LARRY'S LARRY'S Paint House Winn BIdg. Celton & Orani* 79J-1044 LICENSED INSURED BONDED JOHN YANDERMADE PAINTING CONTRACTOR PAINmO, DECORATING and WALLPAPERING 960 CHESTNUT AYE.. REDLANDS PHONE 793.1819 "Don't be a Backyard Burier"... iPolltical Advcrtlsemcnti ELECT WILLIAM T. HARTZELL CITY COUNCILMAN mam nmY. mii im — FOR — • ECONOMY IN GOVERNMENT • INFORMED PUBLIC • REVITALIZATION OF DOWNTOWN REDLANDS • PRESERVATION OF REDLANDS CULTURE AND BEAUTY • BRQADENEP TAX BASE • DESIRABLE INDUSTRY WILUAM T. HARTZELL INCUMBENT Backyard burying is for dogs and squirrels. But remennber money is not for burying. IVIoney is for saving and receiving the higli interest rate of 4.85% compounded quarterly. Money is for putting it away wiier© you know It Is safe and is insured by an agency of the Federal Government up to $10,000.00. So get your shovel ready and pay U9 a visit every little once in a while. M A M« A current annual rat« ANO LOAN A«SOCIATIOM 301 W. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, Calif. 14a 6 «utiY ^iv «r«M> Ava., Riaito, cauf.
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