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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - December 22, 1954, Albuquerque, New Mexico SIM MM M m- M Uu NAL MM A Hh HrM Ml KMW To I KMW To Ox Ten u i 11 roa ami MI at attM AAMM Wednesday Morning Morning 58 Pages in Three Sections Price Sheppard Given Life Term Second Degree Conviction Returned CLEVELAND Samuel Sheppard a stunned disbelief stamped starkly across his handsomely boyish face heard himself convicted Tuesday of gree murder It took his jury five days to reach a verdict He was sentenced immediately to life imprisonment for the July 4 murder of Marilyn Sheppard his wife The state had asked the death penalty Marilyn was four months pregnant with her second son when she was beaten to death in bed with a savagery that left her head all but shapeless Dr Sheppard blamed the murder on a prowling bushy-haired stranger I'm not the year-old osteopath insisted to the court and jury just before he was led out of the courtroom Dr Sheppard could have been sent to the chair Instead he will be eligible for parole in 10 years Hii defense lawyers said they will appeal the conviction and expressed confidence it could be upset Meanwhile they sought a new legal prelude to an appeal Common Pleas Judge Edward Blythin set a hearing for Dec 30 Doctor Gaspi Dr Sheppard took tht ver diet with an audible gasp but without any of the tears he thed so often during the trial As he stood before Judge Blythin Dr Sheppard re- to an invitation from the court by saying in a slightly trembling I would like to say sir that T am not guilty and I feel there have been facts presented be- fore this court that definitely have proven that I couldn't have performed this crime Dr Sheppard's trial ended tenth week Monday and the verdict came on the day Actual deliberations ran 39 hours and 23 minutes before a buzzer signal at Tuesday notified the judge a verdict had been reached Besides second-degree murder the jury had four other possible of murder death with a recommendation of mercy manslaughter one to 20 or acquittal -i Blythin riffled through the possible verdicts until fie to tht only out it j We the members of the Jury md the defendant not guilty of murder but of second-degree murder Stir tn Courtroom When Judge Blythin he words not guilty there wasj P stir in the courtroom and Sheppard opened his tightly dosed eyes but as the judge to the end the de- turned ever so slightly m the direction of the jury and at them as though stunned sudden sharp blow Dr Sam Sheppard Here Are Key Quotes in Case Of Dr Sheppard CLEVELAND Here are the key quotes from the principals in Ohio's most murder case ended Tuesday in the osteo- Sam I am not guilty 1 couldn't have performed this deed Judge Edward We're grateful to you You have eloquently expressed the value of the jury system Assistant Prosecutor Saul You cannot cize a jury for that decision William Corrigan chief de- fense It's a vicious case I will appeal of course Dr Richard Sheppard Quake Causes Heavy Damage In California EUREKA Calif shuddering earthquake just before noon Tuesday did million of damage in this Northern California coastal city and caused one freak death by drowning Carl Wilkerson 42 drowned when the sudden shock at threw him into a lumber mill pond beside which he was eating lunch At least 50 other persons minor injuries from falling debris or glass A minor after- quake was reported Tuesday night Nearly every building home in this city of 25.000 City Commission Moves to Stop Land Speculation in Albuquerque Kaune Persecutes Christmas Saks Top Termed Lenders Violates Law Says Bigbee Threats of Reprisal Used Replies Aide To Attorney General By DICK WILBUR Of the Journal's Santa Fe Bureau SANTA Harry Bigbee has accused A W Kaune New Mexico A number of Albuquerque state bank examiner believe that flagrantly violating state though Christmas sales are in- law and of using Record Breaking By FRANKIE McCARTT Albuquerque merchants agree that Christmas sales this year surpass those of the banner 1953 year and may add up to one of the biggest Yule sales seasons ever They disagree however on whether the large will be enough to overcome a slow start last spring and summer and bring 1954 even with 1953 described as a very good selling year During a survey this week of a number of downtown and heights department and clothing stores a Journal reporter Schmidt persecutions against Taylor and Leake licensees for Santa Fe and Albuquerque small loans firms Spy Pleads Guilty Gets Five Years creased this year the volume won't be enough to make up for a slow sales start Another segment found sales fell behind during the year The state through that this activity is enough to force Bigbee has used threats of ahead thc in an attempt to force action beneficial to his clients accusations were con- in a letter to Kaune a copy of which was sent to Dist Atty Bert Prince The letter concluded that BERLIN A U S Taylor and Leake would hold personally liable in con- Still another group happily report they were ahead of 1953 all year long and with their increased Christmas sales should have a banner year One such store manager re- plied Ilia 1954 is one of the best years I've ever seen in and added that h Boy Is No Half Pint There's nothing like i boy when it comes to retting in tight situations the fire department learned Tuesday Bobby Farris 6 of 2511 Carson Rd NW was ample proof when he rot into an empty can squatted down and then couldn't tet out The son of Mr and Mrs Bruno Farris won't have to wear a tin suit for Christmas however men freed him with a pair of tin snips court sentenced a with the continued have been ____ German and sales haxe been damaged mostly to five years in by your office in but adding up to a for betraying to the Russians connection with the Taylor and property loss secrets she licenses There were five small f ires j ff om American lovers R four caused by shorted u- s- Intelligence officials Irmgard Margarethe Schmidt wiring All were Margarethe Schmidt pleaded guilty but sobbed Asat Atty He unhesitatingly at- his volume of business to continuous advertising Sales Ip The owner of two department In a stinging retort Special stores here said both stores had Crewmen Escape In Plane Mishap Three crewmen escaped uiv By Engel Ordered Fouling of Proper Development Plans It Cited by City Br JACK GILL The City Commission Tuesday night moved to stop land speculation in which is in fouling proper de- velopment planning The commission instructed City Manager Edmund Engel to look into what appeared to be a rat the words of Com- mission Chairman Maurice San housing developers to seek plat approval before a posed ordinance for land ust control is adopted It was suggested that befort any additional plats are proved that a proviso be added to each approval that the de- agree to comply with requirements of the proposed if and when passed Proposed Ordinance j The proposed ordinance jaimed at stopping speculation in I land which results in hindering planning for proper of the city Apparently in were such things as divisions near the mountains Concern developed Tuesday Gen C R Mclntosh grossed a 25 per cent increased twin-engined had Yuletide sales last year ti injured Tuesday afternoon no development is dont at the sentence Denying Kaune had Yuletide sales last back its belly during I can't take she said It's state his office said from the spotty develo j j v Kirtland Air Force lit difficult for for a project builder to too much conducted harassments High Commissioner Ju d night over the city's water ply Authorities earlier had thought they had the situation Ambrose Fuller of chi -As maUer of fact the let under control despite the hcr tears and a ter is Mr breaks in mams throughout bv s of harassing the city Tuesday night Thomas K Lancian for a examiner with threats of re- iJoseph Lockhart term to force action of public works said tht Mr clients enough to be tried they arej This is the second letter of serious enough to be this type that Mr Bigbee has the judge said j written to Mr Kaune fur Miss Schmidt stm Prince who made miles to the in led to her letter public said n d dumped during the irun ume but started picking up tion was critical Felt In Berkeley The roiling shock was felt as on Simms to Retain State Geologist If illiam Macey Damage on the plane the land subdivided for Grauman built carrier craft was not The city planning commission Immediately determined Cmdr John H Rockwell Jr acting commanding officer said t development Heretofore board of officers Irom the Naval s drafting an ordinance to pre- vent hindrance to pluming announced purpose of the Air Special Weapons Facilities posed ordinance was to require will investigate the caust of developers to furnish such things accident as utility lines certain street The crew members all at- John F Simms an- to the U S Naval Air improvements and land for park purposes It bu wai the heaviest j in Tuesday that he will Special Weapons Facilities Instruction for Engel to look one of the most dangerous spies sman loan controversy but William B Macey of Kirtland were the pilot the matter followed this time we have no as state geologist B Perkins USN by the commission of to make of the New Dr SE co-pilot Lt plats and replats The letter was written prevail Conservation Commission Laurence D Egan USN Richard Bice stated that 03 to recent Simms said that Macey Dr NE and appeared to him that there three licenses which Taylor being named director Fralix USN of St George S of plat approval re- Leake Georgia upon resignation of Richard of earthquakes in the Far SUIt and in recent days stockings and her an than an Seated to the rear of the well were Dr Card's two older brothers to his cause 4 regularly standing by on every single day of the trial Dr Ridiard N Sheppard 37 nd Dr Stephen Sheppard 34 wth witnesses in Dr Sam's de- showed no emotion be end a tensing of their facial Dr Steven's nl wife Betty flushed John F Simms an back tears Dr Tuesday that he will wife Dorothy wept close his Albuquerque office Dr Richard told reporters day I Two of Simms staff members brother of Dr It's great miscarriage of justice Sheriff Joe Dr Sheppard will go to the just as soon as I get the necessary papers The We all agreed we will make no comment Simms to Close Office In Albuquerque Today and stocks ini Her trial lasted stores were hurled down in hour costly disarray i She pleaded guilty to two Electric power failed of charming defense and Capital and Local The appointment some gas service was inter- secrets from the intelligence Finance Santa Fe those of Daniel M Smith Jr an Air Force t In the Eureka Humboldt colonel and the other a civilian Grounds for Revocation u j Times and Humboldt Standard Her guilty ruled out any Grounds Kaune cited for con- offices typesetting machines need for naming the revocation included were shaken loose and molten cans m open court and they an allegation that Taylor and 1 for National Loan Co Spurrier The plane had just taken and called OT toward the south when the on future approvals 0 owe occurred around of Requests p m Smith 43 is an associate of business of Search Continues Weather Ignores Winters Arrival Did you hear anything assistant Richard structure had hat evidence to justify such a and his secretary Mrs damage and rir Bradley Keyes have already Streets around moved to Santa Fe off A crack was reported across the Redwood highway between Eureka and Arcata 10 miles north The Humboldt county courthouse developed large cracks and the building Old Man Winter put in his was closed indefinitely appearance in Closed The city hall anol much Chairman Sanchez pointed out that 17 plat approval requests were on the planning sion agenda Monday night City Planner Franklin indicated that he ex- another flood of requests to come in before the planning commission meets next on Jan 3 Commissioner Dan O'Bannon insurance sales r r ned has four and lives 192 Vermont NE TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES been make Sebastian 48 a registered called off a he thought he solva ins to assure continuance of the Public accountant in Santa Fe for least for next licenses next year Kaune held various posts refused officially to accept the In tne served 575 fee for each license comptroller from 1939 to grounds questioning the i a m power attorney concerned to notify thc AUo at that meXICO Utf Freezing Weather que at somebody neglected to notify the Also at that period weather beaver City Turns Down Union Contract he river reservoir to the bank I As a result New Mexico again mer's office had revocation will bask under a warm sun and notices under preparation MEXICO CITY enjoy above normal temperatures A hearing in connection with shivered Tuesday in the coldest today and Thursday he contemplated suspension weather it has felt in A few thin high clouds and revocation is scheduled by years The temperature dropped hn of Albuquerque City Tuesday night rejected a NW since the and will for inspection of broken for Thursday and 2 degree M above in of an Albuquerque man Tuesday night He commented ed to have that it takes four commissioners was as Renato present at a meeting to Fairbanks NEy plats and he said he was going Searchers said his be in San Francisco next nave washed under night He said also that on tne Rio Commissioner Clyde is enters still ill and indicated he would not attend the meeting next tht g lats and replats approved by Authorities he and two Tingley was not at the Holmes and Mrs Simms will move to Santa day morning which split Fc Dec 31 He takes his oath the earth in barren al to 33 at Lai t of office the next day Nevada had a magnitude of Albuquerque 1 was three degrees that it sign a contract with the state county and municipal employes union Tht action rame an executive by a of to ont with Dan u pre- Quakes Bolster Predictions Says Prophetess of Doom Tuesday night of Dd son ruled Tuesday tnat Kaune 10 me were about 100 tion vehicle ordinance 4 should refuse to accept or to act and three have been reported Snd disposition of the revocation he three day cold wave They said he shouted for help v proceedings i The temperatures killed suddenly but had disappeared subdivision Kaune is returning the and provided by the time they reached the Replat of portions of Timoteo high six degrees above Frosty morning temperatures 11 valley 16 heights s brought the day's mean still which had been kept in the bank a serious problem for motorists vault pending he official the attorney general said Dec ruling U Winter warm normally 15 spot ine were Sanaia and Giannini has are unknown wife and three children Chavez Addition witn vehicle Base CHICAGO who claims she receives voting for the contract rented bv the union said her predictions ofj coming cataclysms have been Commission Chairman rue Sanchez said that ht and Commissioner Richard Bice and Halama saw no advantage for tlie employes con- Sanchez added that he believed that any employe have the right to join anv union wanted to ever Sanchez told spokesmen for the union that employes art dues to tht union ex- benefits including raises in pay Ht said that tht could not expect to get raises union or no until money is available to tht city Union backers had contended that the contract would an job security and would A woman the Adriatic city of I down some bu even that was contents of Letter above normal space The Weather Bureau in said tile level of 0 the workart in which lo to bolstered by earthquakes in Italy and along the west coast of the United States Mrs Dorothy Martin said In September tidal waves and violent eruptions would occur in various parts of the world Tuesday She and lirr 13 disciples waited all the preceding night in her suburban Oak Park home for them to happen After she heard about the earthquakes in Italy and on the west coast slit said It ill ties in It's strictly my opinion you sht caid hut it may bt this Is brought about by a higher intelligence lo us time to prepare for what Is to come Forll Province In northern Italy was bv a strong latt Monday A wai tit was about three-fourths of i foot higher than a year ago and no unusual of lake level was observed One of Mrs Martin's predictions was that a tidal wove would engulf the center of the continent from the Arctic to me Gulf of Mexico Mrs Martin reiterated that no place wt been misled She set no specific lima in hex latest statement for disaster to occur but I no doubt that it will comt as a thief In the night Dr Charles who lost his job on tht student health staff of Michigan State Collect through acceptance of Mri Martin's among In htr throughout Weather in V 12 to Uv with vn n rvi i iO HAVE DIED on Ntw Mexico Highways in 1954 at Thin 402 Had DM letter told Kaune I lated a section of the state law j requiring state officials to pay any public monies received into the before the dose of the next succeeding business day after of such monies Penalties were cited by Bigbee Christmas Assured for 80 Needy Families Others Hope Plat of subdivision and ordinance vacating a portion of Charlene St NE for several blocks in cess Jeanne Park The commission also passed an ordinance vacating streets in Bosque Redondo Addition A re- plat had already been approved Nearly SO needy and whole block on Continued Segregation the been promised St NE will visit the needy with gifts on Christmas JACKSON Miss Condition of Shooting Victim Fairly Good Persons who wish to give voters apparently gave dinner and a from Santa as a direct result lo less than two to one stamp of a story in Tuesdays today to a Looper director of the council amendment designed to of Social Agencies Eve segregation ay I He said that many But the council still has the to Albuquerque called Enrique Garcia 29 wounded j names of 93 families on offers to bring Christmas a shooting at Santa Fe who the prospect of their new empty Christmas morning council which has cleared day night was reported in ly good condition Tuesday night at St Joseph's hospital He underwent surgery late children in these families names of 2200 families this never had a new toy or a will spend the next Monday after he had been trans- ferred here from a Santa meal said Cooper Thc telephone rang 1654 campaign In an attempt to set weeks studying the constantly Tuesday said t better procedure in Santa Fe police arc opened theirlsaid Cooper Ht said not all ln Johnny Mendonca on of with a deadly weapon Pending tht outcome of wound express their Christmas spirit Out family took of thru duplications of donations were this and that many found M food way to tbt councils lUta ET toys youngsters will t Joy with their There s a family can Joy say electric
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