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Monday, May 13, 1957
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His Daughter Weds" as Dad Confesses Coraopolis Slayer Of First Suitor Admits Old Crime Carmela Trunzo Trautman made a fresh start on a new married life yesterday without any help from her father, who sat In county jail charged with killing her former suitor to "protect" his daughter. Salvatore (Sam) Trunzo, 62, of 512 Locust Street, Coraopolis, admitted at a hearing before Alderman Leonard Civill Saturday that he shot John Dippolito, a Sewickley millworker, on February 25, 1954. An hour and a half later, his 26-year-old daughter married Daniel C. Trautman, 26-year-old laborer at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation's Aliquippa Works. Son Hurt by Cycle And late yesterday the family entered the news again when Trunzo's son, Michael, 22, was injured severely in an unusual motorcycle accident in Stowe townshiD. Police said Michael and a companion, Warren D. Pipfer, of R. D. 2, Coraopolis, wpre riding down Potomac Drive when Michael's cycle toppled over in front of Piefer's. Young Trunzo was detained in fair condition in Ohio Valley Hospital but Piefer escaped injury. At the time of Miss Trun-rn's wedding Saturday, relatives said, neither she nor her fianep knew her father had admitted slaying Dippolito. Ted Botula. chief of the County Detective homicide detail, said detectives arrested Trunzo Friday at about 7 a. m. He confessed some eight hours later, the detective said. Trunzo said he had warned Dippolito, then 40 yearn old nd married, to stay away from hi daughter. The 62year-old laborer, in broken English, told detectives how he waited in some bushes near Dippolito's home at 877 Dixon Street for 15 or 20 minutes on the night of the killing. orabbod by k When Dippolito. who worked until almost midnight, walked up on his porch, Trunzo followed him. "I called to him," Trunzo said, "and he grabbed me around the neck. I took the gun out of my pocket and s-hot him." One bullet hit Dippolito in the head, another in the ab- an:-- - SALVATORE TRl'NZO Conftt, J 954 killing. riomen. Others sprayed the wooden frame around the door of Dippolito's house. Later, Trunzo said, he threw the gun, a 38-caliher revolver, into the Ohio River near the Sewickley railroad station. Detectives will start hunting for the gun today. Detectives and Sewickley police arrested Trunzo and his son, Michael, 22, a short time after the killing. After two days of questioning, they released both. Detective Botula said they rearrested both Friday morning, but freed Michael after the father's confession. The father finally admitted the shooting after being faced with new evidence turned up In the three-year Investigation, the detective said. The detective said Trunzo had been the Number One suspect ever since the killing. Detectives learned that Trunzo had forbidden his daughter to see Dippolito and ordered her out of the house when she disobeyed. Dippolito's wife. Mrs. Yo-linda Dippolito, left him about two months before the shooting and took her two children to California. The accused man's daughter also was married at the time, but separated from her husband. She has a son, Dominic, now 11 years. Her second husband, Trautman, divorced from his first wife a month ago, has a four-year-old daughter living with her mother. Trautman said he and Carmela met about a year ago when both worked for a plastics company. The Trautmans will live at the Trunzo home in Coraopolis. - USE 3-FOR-$l WANT ADS ff 4- , TJv.- Civil War Battle Strategy Called All Ike, Monty vs. Lee, Meade trey . Associated Prwi Wlrtphoto Ike displays Civil War cannon to Field Marshal Montgomery at Gettysburg. Eisenhower and World War II Colleague Point Out Mistakes And Admit They Arc Vulnerable, Too GETTYSBURG, Pa., May 12 '.T) President Eisenhower and Rritish Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery refought the battle of Gettysburg today and agreed the Union and Confederate commanders should havp been "sacked." But Eisenhower tempered his hindsight a bit. "If some of the generals who fought here were alive today," he told Montgomery, "they probably would have criticized the way we fought." Montgomery nodded agreement. The two old friends and comrades of World War II traced the surge of combat in the epic Civil War battle of 1863, first on an electric map, then by car and afoot. They took the hour's tour before attending senlces at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, motoring to key points of the battle and tramping .through tall, wet grass on a soggy, foggy morning. The two stood atop Gulp's Hill, a rocky, tree-covered peak, climbed 60 steps up an observation tower, then came down to look around this right flank strongpoint of the Union line. Not Monty's Way Newsmen asked Montgomery whether he still ' thought General George G. Meade and General Robert E. Lee, the rival Northern and Southern field leaders, should have been ' "I would not have fought the battle that way myself," the wiry, 69 year-old Montgomery replied in his . thin voice. "If yon had, I'd hav- sacked you." F.Uenhower put In. Montgomery was one of Eisenhower's top lieutenants while the latter was supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe in World War II. From among the boulders of Little Round Top. tne left anchor of the Northern forces. Eisenhower pointed out across i the open plain where Loe ordered General George Pickett into a gallant, gory, futile charge at the strong center of the Union line. "Why he would have gone across that field, I don't know," the President mused. "The man must have got so mad he wanted to hit that guy tvith a brick." Ie's Order Questioned Newsmen assumed Eisenhower was questioning Lee's order to Pickett, and not Pickett's move to carry out the order. The President wasn't specific on this point, nor did he say who "that guy" was. but he apparently referred to Meade. Indicating with a sweep of his hand the area on the Union flank south of Little Round Top, Eisenhower commented: "Why he didn't go around there, I'll never know." Montgomery had the same opinion. Pausing on the Confederate lines before the statue of Lee mounted on his horse, Traveller, he called Pickett's charge "absolutely monstrous." "A monstrous thing to launch this charge," he exclaimed, shaking his head. "Monstrous thing ... a monstrous thing." Meade Criticized, Too Asked whether he thought Meade or Lee did the worst job of commanding, Montgomery answered that Meade let Lee's army get away without crushing it. But when pressed as to who did the worst job on the whole, he replied that, "Oh, I think Lee." Eisenhower wasn't having any part of that. He laughed when reporters tried to pin him down on the point. "Look," he said, "I live here. I represent both the North and the South. He can talk. "It was some of the finest troop movements In military history that you ever saw. Rut everything seemed to break to pieces on co-ordina- Ship Movements NEW YORK. May 12 JP) Arrived Covadonga, from Cadiz; Markland, from Liverpool. Sailed American Guide, for Rotterdam. tion on . the Southern side." Asked what he would have done had he been in Lee's place, Montgomery echoed Eisenhower. "I'd have thrown a right hook around Little Round Top, where there was cover and protection. I'd have done a little feint here to keep them busy." The area they were talking about lies about a mile from Eisenhower's estate on the edge of the battlefield. Part of the Eisenhower home, which tl.e President enlarged and renovated, was standing at the time of the battle and, by some accounts, was used by the Confederates as a field hospital. Mont gomery accompanied for this big new RCA WHIRLPOOL refrigerator SEE IT... 1 S 'y'Wv -vj- TVj 638 Grant Street l--3-vSAPPLIANCES COurt ,.590O FREE PARKING TO BEACON CUSTOMERS AT EPPEY'S PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STRFET I sjsjmejsjMnOTMrM ' wawS -PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE : MONDAY, MAY 13, Wrong Eisenhower to Gettysburg for the week-end and today's battlefield tour was their second in as many days. The two old soldiers seemed to think both sides could have used their cavalry to better advantage. Eisenhower remarked that he thought Lee was let down by his cavalry commander, Major General J. E. B. Stuart, who was assigned to cut into the Union rear and failed. "What hurt Stuart," the President said, "was his love of headlines." Both Eisenhower and Montgomery appeared inclined to excuse Meade a bit on the ground he had taken command only two days before the battle. mwmi it... guv it at Drive Starts At Divine Providence Northfside Hospital Seeks $100,000 For Expansion Divine Providence Hospital yesterday opened an anniversary drive for $100,000 which it will close on June 29, the second anniversary of the North-side hospital. Francis J. McGuiness. senior partner in Chaplin and Company, was named general chairman for the drive. H. J. Zeck, purchasing agent for the Northside plant of Allis-Chal-mers M a n u f a c turing Company, will head the industry committee. Eases Shortage Mr. McGuiness said the opening Divine Providence in 1955 helped ease a serious shortage of hospital beds in the North Pittsburg area. The Sisters of Divine Providence operate the hospital, equipped with 141 beds and 25 bassinets. Since it opened, the hospital has served nearly 7.500 people. Motherhouse Mortgaged In order to finance the $2,000,000 hospital, the order mortgaged its motherhouse at Allison Park for $900,000 Industries, foundations, businesses and the general public provided additional funds. Mr. McGuiness pointed out that the hospital is now operating at 75 per cent of capacity and must begin looking ahead to expansion. However, it first must meet debt obligations totalling more than $800,000. Sitdoun Strikers Use Japan Rails TOKYO. May 12 (.) Striking railway workers sat down on the tracks at more than 300 stations in Japan today, u 1937 - TVo Youths Win Scholarships Two high school seniors both Greensburg youths yesterday were announced winners of the 1957 West Penn Power Company memorial college scholarships. They are Frederick G. Burton and R. W. Smith, Jr., both sons of veteran West Penn employes. Each scholarship provides $500 a year for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university of the winner's choice. 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