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The Weather
Cloudy with occasional rain .
' today and some freezing rein.
Sunday partly cloudy with
. scattered showers. Warmer to
t' day. High today 3242. i
Vol. ‘I. No. 12
Taking advantage of a toll-free passage through a wall of snow on Kennewick avenue are Alta
Darrow. Dalton Tyler and Jennie McKay. The trench, labelled “Jay Walker Alley" u located
midway on the avenue between Auburn and Benton streets. (Herald photo and engraving)
Some 6,000 Jobless Persons
Reporfed In Tri-Cify Area
Some 6,000 jobless construction
workers are proving to be a seri
ous problem to labor, welfare
and employment officials in the
Tri-Clty area. General Electric
company’s “news bureau" re:
ported today.
The story, which was carried
by news wire services, reported:
“Union offices in Pasco say
about 5,600 men have besieged
the Labor Temple hoping for
work on the. coming construction
program at the huge atomic en
ergy installation. Major hiring
is not expected to start before
April. - ,
“Employment officials at GE.
and Atkinson and Jones Co.,
point out that this figure does
not include hundreds of men who
are seeking jobs here but are
barred from the union until the
surplus thousands have been
employed.
THOUSANDS WAITING
. “Flgure~.s- Autumnal.- [Am B???
Clarke, representative of the op
erating engineers union (AFL),
show that union offices in Pasco
have the following lists of work.
ers waiting for jobs at the atom
plant: 333 millwrights, 907 car
penters, 1700 laborers. 327' iron
workers. 65 cement finishers, 400
sheet metal workers, 138 linemen,
150 inside wiremen. 600 operat
ing engineers, 205 painters, 375
plumbers and fitters, and 40,0
teamsters. ‘ , 7
“In addition, Clarke said that
large numbers have written to
inquire about employment and
will be “next in line" after those
already in the area “are put to
work." For example, '250 inside
wiremen (nearly twice as many
as are already here) and 300
Aga Khan
Robbery
ls Solved
PARIS. Jan.‘2o. (UP)—French
national police cracked the sen
sational $710,000 Aga Khan jewel
robbery today .and it was report
ed two members of the tough
"Corsican gang" spilled the
whole story.
A five-month search through‘
Europe’s capitals that rivaled the
most sensational detective thril
ler netted policesix of the gang
who robbed the Aga Khan in a
daring daylight stickup on the
Riviera last Aug. 3. _
The jewels were still missing
but the arrest of six men in Paris,
Marseilles. Cannes, Corsica and
Strasbourg and the confession of
two of them broke down under
questioning was expected to help
locate the priceless baubles.
OTHER HINTS GIVEN .
Police believed. too, that ques
tioning might throw light on
other sensational jewel robberies
in France where the loot was
estimated to total more than sl,-
500.000—egreater than the Boston
robbery. ,
“Big Roger” Senanedj. a mem:
ber of the gang. and Renee
Remy. his blonde mistress, were
found murdered. Police said they
were “eliminated" because Sen
anedj was suspected by police
from the beginning. He had
planned to give himself up and
name the other thieves.
The national police Surete
National—did not say whether it
was his tip.that broke the case.
but it was obvious there was a
falling out among the thieves. ‘
POUR OTHERS KNOWN ' ‘
Police knew the name of the.
four other members of the ring‘
still at large—the murderer of ‘
the would-be informant. two
fences believed to have received
the jewels and a mysterious Jeanl
Urbain. believed to be working.
with the thieves. Police head-l
quarters throughout Europe were
alerted. and road blockades wercl
'nanned near Marseilles. ‘
Latest of the six arrested was‘
George Lindsay Watson. 40, iden
tified only as a native of England
and a former member of the
French Foreign Legion. He was.
picked-up in Strasbourg and sent!
to Marseille for questioning to-l‘
morrow.
plumbers and fitters are waiting
outside the aim for the signal to
move to Hanford. Clarke’s figures
were compiled this week at a
meeting in which labor officials
discussed the situation.
“Fred L. Houston, manager of
the State Unemployment Com
pensation and Placement office
in Pasco, said today that an aver
age of about 125 new arrivals re
port to this office each week.
They come gram Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, California, and some
f_ro_rr_x_§s _far_ away as‘Texas.
ax-Hanronn sinuous
“Most of these out-of-state job
seekers worked at Hanford previ
ously and returned after reading
of the construction program
starting this year. Houston added
that at present, 3500 people are
drawing unemployment compen
sation 'checks through his office
and. better than 75% of them are
in finstruction trades.
“‘ h Clarke and Houston gm:
pursued _thqt‘f'a "ma-jor» WM}?
the men looking for work in? the
Tri-city area are ineligible for
state unemployment compensa
tion and are putting the local
and county relief agencies in
desperate‘straits. ,
Solo’ns Tight-Upped
On Hydrogen Bomb
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. UP)—
Gen. Omar Bradley met in secret
session today with the senate
house atomic energy committee
to discuss one of the nation’s
biggest‘ issues the hydrogen
bomb.
But after the hour and a half
conference behind locked doors
no further clues leaked out as to
whether the United States actu
ally is getting set to produce the
weapon pictured as possibly 1,000
times more powerful than the
present A-bomb. .
It is an open secret, however,
that this country is conducting
experimental work on the super
bomb pending a final decision by
President Truman on whether to
go ahead or to make another ef
fort to gain Russia’s agreement
for international controls on all
atomic weapons.
Bradley, chairman of the joint
chiefs of staff, 'was summoned
before the joint congressional
cOmmittee to outline the military
aspects of the problem. He was
acompanied by Robert Leßaron,
head of the Atomic Energy com
mission's military liaison com
mittee.
Those who attended the meet
ing maintained a tight-lipped si
lence on the topiq discussed.
Senator McMahon (D.-Conn.), the
joint committee chairman, gave
reporters this one-sentence sum-
J. Coplon
To Be Tried
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 —(AP)—
Little Judy Coplon and her
stolid Russian ex-friend Valen
tin A. Gubitchev today lost their
long-drawn-out fight to escape
trial on spy conspiracy charges.
. Federal Judge Sylvester J.
Ryan ordered the trial to begin
next Tuesday. He ruled that the
FBl's wire~tapping in the case
was illegal, as the defense
charged. But he held that the
government has other proof that
legally can be used.
The ruling climaxed six weeks
of hearings in which the ex
government girl and the Soviet
engineer, who is suspended from
his United Nations job, called
scores of witnesses in an effort
to get the charges againstthem
dismissed.
Sluvs Ask “.5. Loan
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20 —(AP)
Yugoslavia has appealed to
the United States for a second
American government loan. dip
lomatic officials disclosed today.
@ll6 Glourierifiemld
“E. B. Skeels, project manager
for A-J, stated that hiring on the
multimillion dollar job will be
gradual—employment for build
ing construction will start about
_April 1, he said, and the peak
max be _reaclied in Auggst. -
“Skeels advises workmen in
other states-not to come to the
Tri-city area unless they have
positive assurance of a job. He
says, there are already more than
enough men in the area to take
care of the job—at least until
April.
WARNED TO STAY AWAY .
. “ H. E. Callahan, manager of-
G.E.’s employee and community
relations diirision, stated that the
GE. employment office is receiv
ing about 50 applicantions a day
for employment on the project,
but the only hiring since the
first of the year has been office
personnel.
_ “Further, Callahan stated,
there will be no appreciable up
:turn in employment, as m as,
GE. is concerned, with the ex
ception of stenographic and tech
nical personnel, until the new
construction projects are near
ing completion—which will prob
ably not be in less than a year."
may:
“General Bradley and Mr. Le
Baron discussed with the com
mittee some matters pertaining
to our national defense in which.
of course, atomic matters were
discussed.”
McMahon gave a curt “no com
ment” to a direct question as to
whether the hydrogen bomb had
been a topic. But there was no
doubt this was the subject.
Draft Extension
Proposal Hit .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. UP)—
Congressmen today countered the
administration's request for a
three-year extension of the peace.
time draft law by suggesting a
compromise that would permit
inductions only upon the ap
proval of congress. -
Secretary of Defense Johnson
seemed a little leery of that plan,
put forward by Rep. Vinson (D.-
Ga.), chairman of the house arm'
ed services committee before
which Johnson testified. The de
fense chief said he thinks the
president ought to have the pow
er to throw the draft machinery
into gear upon proclamation of
an emergency. _ A 77 I
However, he promised to dis
cuss the matter with Preside'nt
Truman Monday and sound him
out on a. possible compromise.
Buxom Nude Poser
Hunfed By Police
TOKYO, Saturday, Jan. 20 (UP)
—Japanese police. armed with
an intriguing description, today
prowled the art studios in search
of “The Bosom,” a 22-year-old
model accused of robbing artists
after posing for them in the nude.
Authorities sent out a special
warning to artists and art stud
ents to keep an eye out for Model
Hatsu Kawaguchi after _three
prominent Japanese artists com
plained she had robbed them of
money and clothing.
The artists described the sus
pect as “a slender girl with mag
nificent breasts."
Instead of the usual “wanted”
photograph. the Japanese press
splashed reproductions of a full
length nude painting of Miss
Kawaguchi by complaining Ar
tist Usaburo Ihara.
Readers gem-ally agreed with
the artists’ description.
Kenichiro Maeno. chief of the
Arasaka district police, told the
Kannawick. Benton County. Washington . “ Saturday Morning. Jan. {lii—3.s76
Vishinsky Denies Russiang Moving
In On Outer Mongolia, North China
H iss Jury
Locked In
59.5%”
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 -—(UP)-
The Alger Hiss perjury trial
jury failed to reach a verdict
tonight, and the judge ordered
the jurors to retire for the night.
.The deliberations will be re
sumed at 10 a. m. tomorrow.
The court clerk announced at
10:45 p. m. that the judge had
ordered the jury to retire after
five hours and 10 minutes of
actual deliberation on the fate
of the former state department
official.
The jury had begun its delib
eration this afternoon, after re
ceiving the charge from Judge
Goddard and taken a recess for
dinner.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hiss were
smiling as they left their attor
ney’s quarters and ‘ took the
elevator. .
The question the jurors must
decide is whether His was
guilty of perjury when he denied
that he turned over secret pap;
ers to a Communist spy ring
in the 1930’s when he held a
position of high trust.
The jurors filed from the
courtroom after getting Judge
Henry Goodard’s charge at 3:10
p. In. Less than two hours~later
they were back to look again
at some of the evidence and
testimony as had the jurors in.
the first trial which ended lasf
July 8‘ when they couldn't‘
reach a verdict. _ -
‘Biglnch’. .
Blows Up
-CALDWELL. . ..mm.-sos—-w . ~93?
—-A pre-dawn explosion ~ripp
150 feet of the “Big Inch" gas
pipeline out of the earth today
and spewed flames from its rag
ged crater. '
Jagged steel hurtled in all di
rections. Fire shot upward 500
feet and burned black a 60-‘acre
patch of farmland, including a
‘deserted house and five out
buildings. " ..
The flames. fed by gas piped
from the oil fields of the South
west, raged uncontrolled for
three hours. ‘
But, no one'was hurt. ‘
Cause of the explosion had
not been determined a dozen
hours later. No estimate of total
damage could be made, either.
Kennewick
Darkened
. Most of Kennewick and the
surrounding area was blacked
out for about 20 minutes last
night.
Benton County PUD officials
blamed line trouble between
Benton City and Union Gap.
' The electricity went off about
7:45 and was off 15 minutes.
Then it came on again for a few
seconds but failed again for an
other five minutes before service
was restored.
Schoolhouse
Slides Away
OLYMPIA, Jan. 20 - (AP)
State patrol headquarters here
reported late this afternoon the
schoolhouse at Merrit in the
Wenatchee was carried away'by
a snowslide. School was dismis.
sed at the time and no one
was in the building at the time
the slide struck, the patrol re
ported.
United Press he didn’t anticipate
any trouble in spotting the mod
el. ,“She has an unusual figure
for a Japanese girl," he said.
He said he believed many of
the model's victims had failed to
report her because they were
ashamed of admitting they had
been taken in by her.
The suspect’s usual method of
operation. he explained, was to
seek employement with an artist
as a nude model. “gain his con.
fidence" and then disappear
within a week. taking money and
other valuables.
The police chief admitted that
the rising popularity of "falsies"
in Japan would complicate the
problem of finding the suspect,
but added: “I’m sure our trained
observers can put the finger on
the right girl.”
He said the search for the girl
had spread all over Tokyo. with
every policeman anxious to
“make the pinch.”
Miss America
,-.; Becomes Mrs.
,‘TEMPE. Aria. lan. 20 —(UP)
Shirley Arnow. “Miss Jun
}!or America of 1949," wed her
high school sweetheart. 20-
hcmold William Pomeroy. at
“the Arizona State college cho
pol here tonight.
‘; The IS-year.old Phoenix bru
fnette was the second Arizona
"notional beauty queen winner
to he married within a month.
'iacqne Mercer, “Miss America
_M 1949." married her high
{school sweetheart, Doug Cook.
.at nearby Litchiield Park last
‘Decs 27. 7
'_ Shirl” won her junior Ameri
hc beauty title in a national
impetition held at Los An
gelo: not June.
Billion Tax
Hike Plan _
Of Truman
- WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. UP)—
President Truman’s tax program
was reported unofficially today
yto call for a cut of some $750,000,- ‘
.000 in excise levies, offset by tax
increases of something less than‘
‘1,750,000.000 on corporations, es
-9.188. at death, and gifts. ‘
E? The net. increase in taxes thus,
Would“ be' somewhat less than‘
~-$1,000,.000,000. ‘
The program also was said to,
:call for a crackdown on tax‘
idodgers. _ E
g ‘ Tie proposals were ’unveiléd
_Lprivately to Democratic congres
;_siona_l legders at the White
‘House. ' ' _
In! To DENT DEFICIT
Mr. Truman, in aiming at a
"reggae {screase whicrl: he prev}!-
,9 ,5? t 9, ,Hress .e wanie .2,
would be meg: to dent-the‘ss,--'
100,000,000 prospective deficit in
Spending for the fiscal year be
ginning July 1.
Newsmen had to depend upon
meager information, but a re
sponsible source said the presi
dent's program may not ask in
creases for individual income
taxes.
House Speaker Rayburn, who
attended the White House tax
conference, told reporters he as
sumes the tax program is still
“subject to change” before it is
sent to congress—probably early
next week. It was not made clear.
what changes the Democratic
lawmakers made, if any.
PROMISE SECBECY ’
All those attending the com
ference, including House Demo
cratic LEader McCormack, Chair
man Doughton (D.-N.C.) and
other Democratic house ways
and means members, promised
not to discuss the contents of the
tax message until it is trans
mitted to congress, Rayburn said.
But from the unofficial infor
mation which newsmen, were
able to gather, some indications
what the president will recom
mend.
Dayton Fire .
[055 $75,000 -
DAYTON, Wash., Jan. 20
(AP) A spectacular 'fire swept
a two-story building here last
night and damage was estimat
ed__at $75,000.
The building, owned by C. E.
Suffield, was almost completely
destroyed. It had housed a fur
niture store. ‘
Burning paints. and linoleum
generated such intense heat
that firemen were not able to
get inside the structure. Flames
shot more than 100 feet into the
air.
Mrs. Bernard Rogoway and Howard Young of Pasco got together
this week to start the March of Dimes off with a hang. Mrs.
Rogoway was the attendant this week when the ‘Mile of
Dimes' drive got underway at Sayler's in Pasco.
Man Held
For Quiz
1n Robbery
__,s ti- ,-,v -_ I
BOSTON, Jan. 20. (um—Police
took a Brink’s, Inc., guard into
custody for questioning tonight
about the $1,500,000 Brink’s rob
bery.
Authorities seized William L.
Manter, a Brink’s guard who had
been missing since 1:30 p.m., to
day, at suburban Waltham,
about 20 miles from Boston.
Manter was taken to the Walt
ham police station for question
ing, but Police Chief Asa Mc-
Kenna said no charges had been
placed against him. Boston of
ficers left immediately for _Walt
ham to take part in the Question
ing. , .
ALARM SENT OUT
- Earlier tonight, police had sent
out a state-wide alarm for Man
ter, when‘ he could not be locat
ed at his 'home or at his work.
Manter_ was the . man who
pushed a buzzer when reporting
to work Tuesday night and scar
ed away nine bandits who rifled
the company vault of $1,500,000.
The alarm was sent out after
two members of the bureau of
criminal investigation went to
his home to question him further
concerning the case. His family
said he had left home at 1:30 for
work.
The detectives then 'went to
Brink’s and found that Manter
had not reported for work
Police officials did no reveal
what they wanted to question
Manter about when they sent a
cruising car to his home. How
ever, they indicated that the FBI
also wanted to question him
ARMY CORPOML HELD
The alarm was sent out while
two Massachusetts detectives
were ileew Xorkuquestioning a
"‘2O-yeabpld anhy-eorporal ~who
boasted to‘ a girl friend that he
knew one of the men who staged
the holtgup. '
The etectives were Lt. James
V. Crowley, ate interrogator of
the Boston police. and Lt. James
F. Cuniff of the state police. They
took with them a length of rope
that was used by the bandits in
trussing up the five Brank's
workers on the night of the hold~
up.
PUDWorkers
Talk Pay'Hike
EVERETT, Jan. 20 —(AP) --
Only supervisory personnel ope»
ated the snohomish county Pub
lic Utility District today as 160
unl‘on- members sat in a meet
ing for six hours waiting for a
10 per cent wage boost.
“We had a 100 per cent turn
out today and met from 10 a. m.
to 4 p.m., Lloyd Smith, business
agent of local 77J International
Brotherhood of Electrical Work
ers_'_(_AFL) said_tonight.- _
“We go back into meetin
Monday morning; and will keeg
meeting all week if necessary."
The union is standing by to
maintain service for health,
sanitation and public safety, but
where power shutdowns do not
affect those classifications. the
power stays down, Smith said.
Thus, today, some 120 fam
ilies at the little Cascade moun
tain town of Index were with
out electricity.
s!!!!_é§!"ts°- _GmiP
LONDON, Saturday, Jan. 21
(UP) “Georgous Gussie"
Moran the tennis star, is en
gaged to marry British shipper
Anthony Davenport in Calcutta,
India, in February, the Daily
Mail and the Daily Express re
ported today.
21 Tags Fail
To Move ‘Mo’
NORFOLK. Va.. Jan. 20
(UP)— The ballry battleship
Missouri didn't budge an inch
today. although 21 tugs strain
ed for two hours to pull it
out of the mud. The navy then
gave up until Feb. 2.
The navy made its all-out
effort at high tide today to
refloat its only active battle
ship. fast on a Inudbank in-
Hampton Roads where it ran
aground Tuesday in its first
voyage under a new skipper.
The frustrated navy said it
might try again sooner if con
ditions are- right. But it said
high tides are not what they
have been getting lower
every day and won't hit
their peak again until l-‘eb.2.
Rain Pelts
Snowbanks
Of N. W.
37. MM 9"!“
The Pacific Northwest’s blan
ket of snow was turning rapidly
to water today and throughout
the region floods and the threat
of floods were being added to
tfie winter’s oversupply of wea.
t er.
I Rain continued to pelt thel
great white blanket, adding;
lhourly to the more than two in- ‘
ches recorded over western Ore»
‘gon and Washington in the last
148 hours. Temperatures also
iwere rising. melting millions of
3 tons of snow up to the 6,000 foot
imark in the Cascades.
All rivers were below the flood
stage yesterday but the weather
bureau said the Chehalis‘ River
will reach flood stage and be
2,l”,fge‘et.‘ above bank full at 8 a.
m; Saturday at Grand Mound.
Flooding of' pasture lands is
anticipated throughout the day,
with much of the valley down
stream from Centrala‘ suffer
ing. Traffic interrup is ex
pected on lowlaying roads.
3 The army district engineer
‘said the Shookumchuck River
.near Centralia Will be flooded
land farms near the mouth will
be threatened with water be
llow floor level. The rise will
continue in those streams and
lvirtually all others, the engin
eers predicted, but no long range
forecast is possible at this time,
they said. .
No general estimate of dam-l
ages could be obtained last night,
except that the combined snow
cold and rain . total would run
into the hundreds of thousands
of dollass. .In Clark county
'Washington, alone, Public Util
ity. District officials estimated
their losses at $200,000.
Cross-mountain traffic Was at
a standstill in Washington.-- All
east-west highmys in the state
were closed to through traffic
by snow slides in the Cascade
mountain passes. Bus schedules
were cancelled. Trains waited
in yards on either side of the
hump.
North-south traffic suffered
similarly, with both bus and
train travel reduced to a crawl
and most carriers many hours
off schedule. Railroad officials
said it was no longer a question
of what time will the train an
rive but "Has it left, yet?"
Telephone circuits were out in
numerous “aces, necessitating
much rerouting of long distance
traffic. About 3,000 telephones
were out of order in Vancouver,
Wash., alone. L
P-T.A. Carnival
Set For Feb. 3
The annual carnival of Pas
co’s Patent-Teachers association
will be held Feb. 3 at the Cap.
tain Gray school, it was announ.
ced today by Harry H. Hudlow,
publicity chairman. _
Games and entertainment to
fit all sizes and ages are a
part of the annual function
planned for family enjoyment.
Eighteen commitle heads are
working under the direction of
Jess Mast to make this year’s
carnival the most successful yet.
State General
Fund In Black
OLYMPIA. Jan. 20 (AP)
The state’s general f‘d, which
a few weeks ago was described
as bordering on the deficit stage,
today was reported as at least
temporarily well in the black.
The development halted for
the time being plans for a court
test to clarify legal aspects of
the state‘s financial troubles.
7-§_e9_tst.trgmsed_- ,
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20 (IE—A
bill to authorize the issuance of
3-cent and 7-cent coins was intro
duced today by Senator Magnu~
son (Dn‘Wfiho).
Inside Today
Church news, page 2; editori
als, cdlumnists, page 5; cross
word puzzle, page 4; wishing
well, page 4; entertainment,
page 4: sports news, page 3.
Red Tags
Acheson
As Alibie‘r
MOSCOW. Saturday, Jan. 21
—(UP)— Soviet Foreign Minis
ter Andrei Vishinsky said today
there is not “a single word of
truth" in Secretary of State
Dean Acheson's statement that
Russia is annexing outer Mon
golia and China’s northern pro
vinces.
Vishinsky said Acheson was
trying “to exprain the failure
of his own policy" and said the
U. 8. Secretary of State's remarks
were “slanierous.”
(Acheson. in a speech Jan. 12
before the National Press club
in Washington, said Russia had
virtually completed annexation
of Manchuria and was swiftly
attaching Sinkiang province and
Inner Mongolia).
NOTHING A? an. TRUE
“It is not difficult to under
stand that all of Achmn's state
ments do not contain a single
word of truth,” Vishinsky said.
"All these absurdities of Acho
eson were said in order to dis
credit the foreign policy of the
U. S. S. R. and at the same time
to explain the failure of his own
policy."
Vishinsky's denial coincided
with the arrival in Moscow of
Chinese Communist Premier and
Foreign Minister Chou En-Lai.
Chou's arrival was interpreted
by foreign observers'here as an
indicatio; that Chinese Com
munist president Mao 'l‘ze-Tung
has completed his long negotia
tions here and that a Soviet-
Chinose friendship pact would
be signed shortly. 7,
EXPECT PACT SIGNING
The pact is expected to be
signed by Chou, who was given
a big reception as he arrived
here to join Mao, who has been
in- Moscow for about tiveweeks.
The Communist premier was
accompanied by Li [Pu-Chan.
Deputy Chairman of the North
eastern government; Chi Chu
ang. Minister of Trade; U. Siu
Tsian Head of the Peoples De
mocracy Department or the
Peiping Foreign Ministry and
Liui Tung. Deputy Industrial
Department Chief.
Stroble
Must Die
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 20. (UP)—
Elderly pie-maker Fred Stroble,
convicted yesterday of the sex
murder of six-year-old Linda
Joyce 6111 me was ruled sane to
day 12y Superior Judge Charles W.
Fric e.
The judge’s decision made the
death sentence mandatory, a jury
of 10 women and two men hav
ing convicted Stroble of first de
gree murder without recommend
ing leniency.
Judge Fricke decided the 67-
year-old baker’s sanity in a hear
ing that took less than 10 min
utes and which heard no testi
mony. The defense first stipulat
ed it would abide by the judge’s
decision and then stipulated that
the issue should be decided on
testimony given at Siroble’s mur
der trial.
The judge read one medical re
port that had not been admitted
into evidence in its entirety and
then said:
"The court finds nothing in the
recond that tends to show that
the defendant was msane at the
titne of his crime.”
Stroble was ordered brought
.back to court next Friday when
Judge Fricke will sentence him.
The death sentence is automatic
ally reviewed by the state su
prernecoyrt in California.
Linda Joyce was slain Nov. 14
when she went to the home
Stroble occupied with his daugh
ter and son~in~law to play with
his grandchild. The meek little.
baker confessed he strangled the
child when she made an outcry
as he fondled her.
Girl Guilty
Of Murder
BRADY. Tex. Jan. 20—(UPl—
Sandra Peterson. 18-year-old
Massachusetts hitchhiker, was
found guilty tonight of murder
with malice aforethought and
sentenced to life imprisonment.
A jury of ranchers andfar
mers deliberated five hours and
10 minutes before returning its
finding in the sensational trial.
Sandra accepted the verdict
with com;osure. She simply
clasped her hands tightly and
narrowly watched the jurors.
Her lips were compressed and
she worked her jaw muscles.
Those were her only outward
'signs of nervousness.
She was charged with the
roadside murder and robbery of
Lewis Patterson, a Brady real
estate man who gave her a lift
J.in his car‘August 25.
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