Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 5, 1963 · Page 20
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 20

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PAGE TWKNW ALTON EVENING , JUL¥ B, 1063 Long Rifle Shot Ends Convict's Killing Spree AMEMCUS, Ga. (AP)-A stat patftolmah's 200-yard rifle sho from behitid a hedgerow ended Idlllfig Spree by a convict whos Dideperidefice Day bid for free dotti left three persons dead, on \vounded and four hostages thank ful they survived. One of the hostages, plucky 14 year-did Richard Male, emptied a pistol at the dying killer after th patrolman's bullet tore through the prisoner's chest as he at tempted to dig a foxhole in i pecan field. Melvin Allen Weaver, 23, a con victed robber from Franklin Ohio, died holding a gun and £ stick he had been using to dig the foxhole. He left behind him a trail of death and threats of death, It began in a hospital in the quiet town of Marianna in the northwest Florida panhandle. It ended 120 miles away in a pecan grove near this southwest Georgia town with Patrolman Robert Benson's rifle shot. Benson, 28, is a veteran of the Korean War who won an expert marksman's badge in the Army. "It was just luck, but I don't think he ever knew what hit him," he said. "I don't believe the boy killed him. I think this rifle shot did. Just Luck "I didn't even raise up. I just poked it through the bushes and the fence and shot. The boy was standing only about three or four feet away and Weaver had guns all around him. It was just luck that I hit him right." Weaver was sentenced to a life term Tuesday on his guilty plea to robbing a service station operator of $19 and severely beating him with a car generator. Wednesday night, he set fire to a mattress in his jail cell at Ma> his the overpowered Finch, wrested gun away and shot him in abdomen. Finch died. Weaver returned to the hospital room where Deputy Aron Creel, 40, guarded the other prisoners. He shot Creel twice in the face atid head and took his gun. Creel died. Hubert Mayo of Marianne, visiting his ailing father, heard the gunfire, stepped out of his father's room and was shot in the back of the head by Weaver. Mayo died. Tile other three prisoners refused to accompany Weaver when ho left the hospital. The 200-pound prisoner, a bar- •el-chested man, crossed the street to a house and at gunpoint orced Mr. and Mrs. Dickie San- ;aree and their young daughter to accompany him in their car. Fifty miles to the north, in the icmity of Donalsonville and Colquitt, Ga., the fleeing killer re- eased his unharmed hostages. He .ept their car. Continuing his FAMILY DIES IN CRASH Adenauer, De Gaulle Fail in Market Talks BUTLER, Pa. —This is the new car in which the six members of the Edwin Beckwith family of rural Butler were killed Wednesday night. The deaths were the first traffic fatalities reported in the nation during the July 4th holi- day period. Beckwith, 37, his wife and children, ages 4 to 14, were out for a ride in their newly purchased car when their auto veered into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a convertible. (AP Wirephoto) mad dash, he rianna. He and three other prisoners were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor burns. Early Thursday, Deputy Alan Finch, 43, escorted Weaver to the bathroom. The burly prisoner luded state patrolmen but two eorgia Bureau of Investigation fficers sighted him near Smith ille, Ga. They pursued in a wild hase and he" fired at them irough the car's rear window. Almost Turned Over "He almost turned over twice." said Lt. W. T. Beauchamp. "When he got to Smithville, he took a city street and made a turn onto the school ground on a dead-end street. "I started to get out with my shotgun. He jumped out of the car and took three boys hostages. "He told us if we didn't throw down our guns he would kill the boys. He was holding two guns, one of them cocked at one boy's head." Beauchamp said he and Sgt. W. D. Cochran had no choice but to surrender their guns and car. y/eaver took young Hale, a small boy for 14, kept a pistol cocked at tiis head and drove off. Weaver told patrol cars over the Swimming Party CARROLL/TON — Members the Senior MYF of the Method! Church will have a swimmin party and picnic supper Sunda at Nichols Park in Jacksonville The group will meet at the churc at 1:30 p.m. to go to Jacksonville BOGOTA — Columbian planter report unrest among workers. car radio: "I'll kill this kid i anybody tries to stop me!" Weaver drove up here and shot to a hous through th Rent Electric Carpet Shampooer FOR ONLY $1 Now you can rent the new Blue Lustre Electric Carpet Shampooer for only $1 per day with purchase of famous Blue Lustre Shampoo. Save big with this easy to use "do it yourself" equipment. You'll be amazed with the new look of your carpeting. Available at THRIFTY DRUG STORES near locked door. "A baby started crying and h said, 'Open up, lady, or I'll blov the kid's head off.' Still, nobodj answered," Richard related. Weaver then ran into the peca grove, firing at patrolmen. One bullet struck Cpl. C. H. Bentley 34, of Americus. Bentley escapei with a scalp wound. Then Weaver began digging hi; foxhole to make a stand agains the officers. He lay down all his weapons but one while he dug. It was then that Benson fired "When the policeman shot, i scared me and my hand touchec a pistol," Richard said. "I jus' picked up the gun and startec shooting. He had the pistol pointing at me and I thought he was still alive when I ran." DISCOUNT! Ladies' and Misses' 4.95 to 9.95 FLATS Famous $ Labels Others $1.00 to $2.99 All Sizes and Colors In Lot WESTERN SHOE STORES 804-06 E. Broadway Edwarclsville Band Program Announced EDWARDSVILLE — Program for the third concert of the Edwardsvillc Municipal Band's summer season, to be presente> at 8 p.m. Saturday in City Park will be: Theme, "Muny Band Pre sents", introductory remarks bj Jim Boyle; "Americans We march; "Blue Skies"; "Chest er" overture; "America th Beautiful"; "Arrangers' Holi day"; "Emblem of Unity' march. Intermission; "Th School Musician"; "Star Span gled Spectacular"; "Around th World"; "Clarinet Polka" 'Street Scene"; "Trade Winds' 'El Capitan" march. Hospital Notes EDWARDSVILLE — One are resident was admitted Thursday to St. Joseph's Hospital, High and, eight patients were dis charged and two births record ed. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donalc 'ine, 936 Hillsboro, a daughter at 10:23 a.m. Thursday, weight pounds 1 ounce. The mother s the former Ruth Pace. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ozier, 1025 Ruskin, a son, at •AS p.m. Thursday, weight rounds 6 ounces. The mother is le former Judith Ruehrup. Mrs. Vetta Libby, 725 Troy ,d., was admitted. Discharged were: Mrs. Delia /elch, 1605 N. Main; Mrs. rieda Holtgrave, 113 Herbert 1.; Clarence Black, 323 St. ouis St.; Thomas Taber, 601 illsboro; Miss Sylvia Matlock, 14 Wolf; Mrs. Margaret Caulk, Dog Licenses To Go on Sale In Godfrey GODFREY — Godfrey Township Assessor Eldon Williams announced today that dog licenses will go on sale next week at the Godfrey town hall. Licenses can be secured on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., he said. A dog catcher will be in the Godfrey area in August to pick up all unlicensed dogs, Wiliams added. Drive-Inn Looted Again At Wood River WOOD RIVER — Police today were investigating the second break-in at the Spotlight Drive- in, 1480 Edwardsville Rd., in ess than a week. The same pattern was followed in Thursday nights break-in as that of June 28 when the place was burglarized, police said. The thief or thieves entered hrough a rear window of the 07 S. Benton; Norman Noelt-lone, Rte. 4. stablishment and pried open he change boxes on both the igarette and juke box machine, s in the previous burglary the xact amount of change taken rom the two machines is not nown. By CAUL HAKTMAN BONN, Germany (AP) - President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauef failed to agree today on what kind of relations tha Common Market should have with Brit- ail), West German officials report- id. The officials, emerging from a three-hour conference of top West German and French leaden, reported that the meeting resulted only in a delay of the problem They added that no effective agreement could be reached, el ther, on farm prices -- another difficulty that has been holding up progress In the Common ket. De Gaulle was scheduled to leuve late this afternoon for Paris. Adenauer was smiling as he snw De Gaulle to his car, but other ministers looked discouraged. High hopes had been set on this meeting. Werner Schwarz, West German agriculture minister, said new studies would have to be made on measures. proposed to solve farm problems. "Anything further has to be done in Brussels," he added. Foreign ministers and agriculture ministers of six Common Market countries are due to meet there next week. De Gaulle and Adenauer met on this second day of the French president's visit to discuss the kind of relations the West European market should have with Britain, blocked by a French veto from entering the Common Market. The U.S. government was keenly interested in the discussion. It wants Britain admitted to the six- nation Common Market to keep it in close Atlantic partnership with the United States. De Gaulle prefers to keep the Common Market a closed corporation, dominated by France. He envisions a third power equal to both the United States and the Soviet Union. The meetings today were the windup of two days of French- West German talks, first conference under the two nations treaty of cooperation designed to end their long enmity. There was no indication that Adenauer and Vice Chancellor LUdwig Erhard had made any reconciling De Gaulle's "third force" concept teaching officers and soldiers in small groups. Last January be Gaulle vetoed Britain's application to join France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg In the Common Mar ket. The French have held out ngainst close ties of any kind between the Common Market and the British. Births^ Deaths In Alton Decline Over 6 Months Both births and deaths registered In Alton for the first six months of 1963 show a decrease compared to the corresponding period last year. Births thus far this year tojal 1,039, a decrease of 41. Deaths total 351, a decrease of 6. The half-year figures were announced today when the vital statistics report for June was completed in the office of City Clerk Paul Price. June births here numbered 185 compared to 170 in June last year. Deaths numbered 52 compared to 47. Highest monthly birth figure in Alton thus far this year was 191 in March, and highest death figure was 71 that same month. Births declined here in 1962 and the same gradual downtrend appears to be continuing in 1963. progress in with President Kennedy's desire for a close transatlantic • partnership. But there also was no indication that De Gaulle had swung er, Rte. 1; Mrs. Maude Ma- CONOCO SUMMER SPECIAL' ouiYiiTiLiv or LuinL. vvvvwwvwwwwvwwwwvwvvww Adenauer and Erhard from their espousal of Kennedy's view. The only new agreement announced after the first day's talks was for an exchange of language- BONN —Firms are being urged to apply now for space at the German Printing Fair to be held here in 1967. ON SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY! 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