Perry Edward Smith, left, and Richard Eugene Hickock as they appeared at the time of their trial in 1960 for the slaying of the Clutter family in Garden City, Kan. Almost 35 years after the Clutter family homestead became a slaughterhouse, both opponents and supporters of capital punishment in Kansas refer frequently to the Clutter murders. It was the state's most famous murder case, even without the notoriety brought by Truman Capote's novel "In Cold Blood." (AP Photo/File)
FILE--Herbert and Bonnie Clutter, and their children Nancy and Kenyon, are shown in undated file photos. The family was murdered in their Garden City, Kan., home in November of 1959 in the case that became famous as the subject of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood." Almost 30 years after their killers, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, were hanged at Kansas State Penitentiary, opponents and supporters of a renewed death penalty in Kansas refer frequently to the Clutter murders. (AP Photo/File)
President Dwight D. and Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower have smiles for each other as they sit in a limousine at Washington National Airport, March 21, 1960 after a reunion aboard the presidential plane Columbine III. The President met Mrs. Eisenhower upon her return from a two-week Arizona vacation. They had not seen each other for a month.
President Dwight Eisenhower, at the White House, Washington, March 8, 1960 where he made a nationwide television-radio address, reporting on his South American trip. Top, from left, the President inspects his glasses before starting his speech.
File - (AP) Author Truman Capote stands in the living room of the Clutter ranch house where four members of the Kansas family were murdered in 1959. Capote's account of the crime and its solution. "In Cold Blood", was a best-seller and is now being filmed in the actual locales. Despite critical comment, Capote declares his "non-fiction novel" was an advance in literature. (AP-Photo)
U.S. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, left, and Mamie Geneva Doud, 18, pose on a Sunday morning in Nov. 1915, one month after their first meeting. Eisenhower is stationed in Fort Sam Houston, near San Antonio, Texas. They married on July 1, 1916. (AP Photo)
The Kansas Department of Transportation celebrates the 50th anniversary of I-70 highway, built in 1956 as U.S. 40 highway, marking the beginning of the federal highway system. The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher.
An informal portrait of the "First Lady of Aviation," Olive Ann Beech (1903-1993), co-founder and President of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, standing by an airplane propeller. Beech was born and raised on a farm south of Waverly, Kansas. She attended business college in Wichita, and worked for the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in Wichita, before marrying Walter H. Beech on February 24, 1930. In 1932, they co-founded the Beech Aircraft Corporation. After her husband's
death in 1950, Beech assumed the position of president of the corporation, and was named its chairman emeritus after her retirement in 1982. She brought the company through fifty years of growth from the Staggerwing Biplane to Skylab, and from ten employees to ten thousand. Her other honors include: Woman of the Year (1951); Kansan of the Year (1958); and nomination to the NASA Space Shuttle Study Committee (1971).
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
Ribbon cutting ceremony at the first section of interstate completed under the Federal Highway Act, 1956. The Kansas Department of Transportation celebrates thiis year the 50th anniversary of an eight-mile Interstate 70 highway west of Topeka, Kan., built in 1956 as U.S. 40 highway, marking the beginning of the federal highway system.
As he board's presidential plane for long flight to Brazil's new capital Eisenhower gives farewell salute to Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Preston commanding 72nd Bombardment Wing and his host at Ramey Air Force Base, Feb. 23, 1960. At right is Colonel William G. Draper the president's personal pilot. (AP Photo)
President Dwight Eisenhower is surrounded as he aides in motorcade through the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, Feb. 25, 1960. Banner under which Ike is passing reads, "Mayor Adhemar greets Eisenhower," in Portuguese. (AP Photo)
This is the farm home of the Herb Clutter family near Garden City where the father, mother and two children were gagged, bound and shot to death. Authorities are shown carrying one of the bodies from the home to the ambulance at left. The bodies of Clutter, 50-year-old well-to-do farmer; his wife, Bonnie, and their two children, Nancy and Kenyon were found in the home early Nov. 15, 1959. (Ap Photo)