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Widow, 26, Identified
As Material Witness In Lonely Hearts Case •y tha AtMciotad Prat* «• j DOVER. Del., April 21.—A 26 year-old war widow has been identified as a material witness in the "lonely hearts” slayings of two elderly men. 8tate Police Col. Herbert E. Barnes said to day. Col. Barnes named the woman as Mrs. Dolly Ruth Thompson Dean, 26, of Dover. He said she told him she was living at the farm home of Mrs. Inez Gertrude Gwrit Brmn*n. Brennan the day the first man was slain there. “We have released Mrs. Dean on her own recognizance,” Col. Barnes anndunced. Mrs. Brennan, 44, a twice-mar ried brunette, and a son. .Robert, 15, have been charged with murder in the slaying of Wade N. Wool dridge, 70. Bedford, Va. Another son, Raymond , 23. has been charged with being an accessory. Col. Barnes said a third son George. 19, was arrested yester day at the Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Tex., and will be returned to Delaware for arraignment. Became Friendly at Hospital. New Hampshire police will file charges in the slaying of the sec ond victim, Hugo Schultz, 66, Epsom, N. H., Col. Barnes said. He gave this account of Mrs. Dean's stay with the Brennans: She was working as a hospital aid at the Kent General Hospital here last October when Mrs. Bren nan was admitted as a surgical patient. During the woman’s seven-day stay she became “quite friendly” with Mrs. Dean, who went to the Brennan farm a day or two ahead of Mrs. Brennan to “look after the place” during her convalescence. Wooldridge arrived St the farm from his Virginia home October 10, the day after Mrs. Brennan returned from the hospital. He was slain and buried in the pig pen the same day, the State police head continued. Mrs. Dean did not witness the Wooldridge slaying, "but I heard them talking about it. They were talking about doing the same thing to me,” Col. Barnes quoted her as saying. - To Bring George Back. The young woman stayed at the Brennans for several weeks. She did all the housework, washing and cooking. Then she left the farm and went to live with her brother. _ . ,. Col. Barnes said Mrs. Dean told State police the story after they sought her as a material witness. He said he will fly to Teaas to day to return Georg# Brennan to Delaware. Ghief Deputy Attorney C. Edward Duffy is expected to accompany Col. Barnes either in a National Guard or cfea^tcrgA plane. — -*r The Stptp police previously an nounced that Mrs. Brennan, Rob ert and Raymond signed state ments telling how Robert shot Woolridge at his mother’s order and how Mrs. Brennan shot Schultz. She had met both men, Col. Barnes said, through “lonely hearts correspondence” and plot ted their deaths with robbery as the motive. To Waive Extradition. At San Antonio, Assistant Dis trict Attorney C. M. Biery said George Brennan told him in an oral statement that he joined the Air Force “to get away from all the tension around the house.” Mr. Biery quoted Brennan as saying he was away from the fam ily (arm until 9 p.m. the day Wooldridge was shot and that when he returned home his mother told him he would have to get up early the next morning to help bury Wooldridge’s body. In connection with Schultz’s death, George said his mother wrote him to come to New Hamp shire and "we took the body back to Dover with us and buried it in the yard near the other one,” Mr. Biery said Texas Ranger Zeno Smith said last night he was awaiting the arrival of a warrant for George. Young Brennan, the ranger said, has agreed to waive extradition. He has been serving at Lackland Air Force Base since February 11 as a basic recruit. Virginian Is Father Of 2 Accused in Slayings DAMASCUS, Va„ April 21 <#).— George Dether, 74, former hus band of Mrs. Inez Brennan, .charged with “lonely hearts” slayings in Delaware, said here yesterday he is the father of two sons of Mrs. Brennan who have been arersted with theuynother in connection with the case. Maryland Rules Oyster Deadline Is for Packers Sp«ci«t Dispairh )s TH* Star ANNAPOLIS, April 21—The Tidewater Fisheries Commission ruled today that Maryland's April 20 deadline for possession of oysters is intended to apply only to packers. Director David H. Wallace said the commission did not interpret the law to include .processed oysters on merchants’ shelves, or those held by individuals. The legal oystering season closes on different dates in waters of the several counties, he explained, but the final closing date is April 15. Packers are allowed five days to shuck and sell stock on hand ! when the season ends. Soil Experts Convene To Discuss Erosion And Pollution Costs By James Birchfietd Star Staff CarrMpomfaat BEDFORD 8PRING8, Pa.. April 21 .—Agriculture leaders—Federal and State soil technicians, con servationists and plain dirt farm ers—convened here today to dis cuss the relation of soil depletion to pollution in the Potomac River. The one-day meeting devoted to problems of soil conservation U being sponsored by the Land Committee of the Interstate Com mission on the Potomac River Basin. It is the first such gather ing called by a river basin com pact group. The commission’s regular spring sessions will be held! tomorrow and Saturday. Addressing the meeting this morning, Harold A. Kemp, Dis trict sanitary engineer, described soil pollution as costly to both landowners on the headwaters and to communities down stream. Sees Saving for D. C. “Adequate soil conservation in the basin can reduce the turbidity of the river by over 75 per cent,” Mr. Kemp said. "If this is done, the city of Washington* will be able to reduce considerably its cost of treatment of the water. ‘•‘Savings in alum, lime and chlorine,” Mr. Kemp continued, “would totafl $34,000 a year at present costs and consumption; savings in dredging the reservoir would save another $12,000 a year, and savings in cleaning filters at least $5,000. Exclusive of capital charges, the savings would be over $50,000 a year. “I want to emphasise,” Mr. Kemp said, “that the farmer will profit materially in making these savings available to the people of Washington.” MVi Xemp also said reduction in the turbidity of the river would save an estimaU4 $«UM0 a year ln'cggtf of dredgiarthe tom to keep Ipeifthe navigation channels. Pointing to the advantages of soil conservation in reducing floods, Mr. Kemp said adequate soil-conservation practices up stream probably would lower the peak flood stage in Washington by 1 foot, and would reduce the stage by S feeTd^Point of Rocks. Soil pollution- continued, hgs flUad many harbors, ana unless expensive* dredging operations are maintained, Washington will lose its value as a port. Cites Examples on 8ilt. He said Bladensburg, Md., on the Eastern Branch of the Ana costla River, Piscataway, on Pis cataway Creek in Southern Mary land and Dumfries, on Quantico Creek in Virginia are examples of what happens when silt is un checked. Urging that the sludge from sewage-treatment plans be re turned to the soil, Mr. Kemp said a new plant being planned for Blue Plains will dry sludge to 5 per cent water content. This will make sludge economical for use on the land within 250 miles of Washington. The dudge, he said, probably will sell for about $7 a ton. Dr. Hugh H. -Bennett, chief of the Soil Conservation Service of the Agriculture Department, said erosion-produced silt in streams causes tremendous damage to 10 major classes of public and pri vate enterprises. 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BMnbfly .. 41M hr*. rfiMi Cashier Who Vanished With $11,658 Found Stabbed to Death **<• Auecittad Prm% • CHICAGO, April 21.—Rolfe O.; Dreng, 35. who disappeared last Friday from his job as currency exchange cashier along with *11. 658 he was accused of stealing, j was found stabbed to death yes terday. Mr. Dreng's body was found in a ditch near suburban Wheaton by a highway worker. His mouth was taped and his hands bound behind his back. Coroner Samuel K. Lewis of Du Page County said Mr. Dreng had been killed with a large knife or bayonetlike weapon. Coroner Lewis estimated Mr. Dreng had been dead between 12 and 24 hours when his body was found. He said the slaying apparently was committed else where and the body dumped at i the roadside. Mr. Dreng's disappearance was j first reported last Friday by Abra ham Greenfield, president of the Regal Currency Exchange, where he had been employed as a cashier for three years. Mr. Greenfield said he had gone to the exchange at 5 p.m., an hour before closing time, and found It locked. He said more than $2,000 in bills was in the open safe and $11,658 was miss ing. On Monday Mr. Greenfield obtained a warrant for Mr. J Dreng’s arrest on a charge of lar ceny by bailee. Police Capt. Joseph Mooney i said none of Mr. Dreng's personal effects at his nearby room was missing. Capt. Mooney said Mr. Dreng, formerly of Elbow Lake, Minn., graduated from Luther College of Decorah. Iowa, and before entering the Navy in 1940 j was a school teacher at Gallup,] N. Mex. He said Mr. Dreng's sister, Mrs. Margrethe Carter, who identified the body, told him her brother was married to Marian Teslow of Decorah before entering the Navy and was di vorced in 1945. She said she had talked to her brother the day before he disappeared. 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