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   Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - December 22, 1954, Albuquerque, New Mexico                             SIM i.Miil MM M Mmbi m- rrml M Uu kMtw, NAL GoodMorainf Krnuo MM XllM." Kllta A NrltHMr Hh. HrM (Ml KMW To I KMW To Efcrir Ox 74th Ten tattnd u <________ i 11.. roa onm ami MI at attM. AAMM '38: Wednesday Morning, Deamber Morning 58 Pages in Three Sections Price 7c 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 second-de- 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 31-year-old 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 30- 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- sponded to an invitation from the court by saying in a slightly trembling voice: "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 85th 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 first-degree murder, death; firit-degret with a recommendation of mercy. '.irV: manslaughter, one to 20 years: or acquittal. -i Blythin riffled through the possible verdicts until fie to tht only tigncd out.) it read: j "We, the members of the Jury.) 'md the defendant not guilty of first-degree murder, but of second-degree murder." Stir tn Courtroom When Judge Blythin reachedj '.he words "not guilty" there wasj P stir in the courtroom and Dr.{ .Sheppard opened his tightly dosed eyes, but as the judge iontinued to the end. the de- 'endant turned ever so slightly m the direction of the jury and iazed 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 sen- sational murder case ended Tuesday in the osteo- path's conviction: ffuiltvi Sam Shr.ppard: "I am not guilty. 1 couldn't have performed this deed." Judge Edward Blything: "We're grateful to you. You have eloquently expressed the value of the jury system." Assistant Prosecutor Saul Danaceau: "You cannot criti- cize a jury for that decision." William Corrigan, chief de- fense lawyer: "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 a.m. threw him into a lumber mill pond beside which he was eating lunch. At least 50 other persons suf- fered minor injuries from falling debris or glass. A minor after- quake was reported Tuesday night. Nearly every building andjcommission 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, withjmerchandisers believe that al- "flagrantly" violating state though Christmas sales are in- law and of using 'liarassments  'ear prisals" in an attempt to "force action beneficial to his clients. Bigbee's accusations were con- tained 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 higlvKaune 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 Al- buquerque" and added that h Five-Gallon Boy Is No Half Pint There's nothing like i lix- ytar-old 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, somebow, he rot into an empty five-gallon 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. Fire- men freed him with a pair of tin snips. court sentenced a nection with the continued rhristrra- salps "have been ____ German and persecutions! trr'a' sales haxe been damaged, mostly superficiallyjbeauty to five years in prison'conducted by your office" in' but adding up to a tremendous! for betraying to the Russians connection with the Taylor and property loss. {military 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 extinguished: "nigara Margarethe Schmidt, quicklv. pleaded guilty, but sobbed Asat. Atty jmendous." He unhesitatingly at- tributed 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 Albu- querque which is resulting: in fouling up- 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 pro- posed ordinance for "land ust control" is adopted. It was suggested that befort any additional plats are ap- proved that a proviso be added to each approval that the de- veloper agree to comply with requirements of the proposed or- dinance if and when passed. Proposed Ordinance j The proposed ordinance jaimed at stopping speculation in I land which results in hindering icity planning for proper develop-' jment of the city. Apparently in imind were such things as divisions near the mountains Concern developed Tuesday Gen. C. R. Mclntosh, grossed a 25 per cent increased twin-engined Navv F-2F set-: had violatedover Yuletide sales last year, ti injured Tuesday afternoon whenjwhere no development is dont 'at the sentence. Denying Kaune had violatedjover Yuletide sales last back its belly during "I can't take she said. "It's state law_ orjhat his office said salcsjtakeoff from the north-touthljn spotty develo j j -_j.. ,v. o{ Kirtland Air Force lit difficult for for a project builder to too much." .conducted "harassments High Commissioner Ju d said: night over the city's water sup- ply. Authorities earlier had thought they had the situation Ambrose Fuller of chi j-gj .-As maUer of fact, the let under control despite the hcr tears and rejectelj a ter iUelf is Mr. Bigbee's own! breaks in mams throughout bv Lr_ s of harassing the bank] city. Tuesday night, Thomas K. Lancian for a examiner with threats of re- iJoseph Lockhart, term. iprisals to force action beneficial! 'of public works, said tht altua-1 >re Mr. Bigbee's 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 awav air1 Miss Schmidt' stm Prince, who made Bigbee's miles to the in led "wa-v to her letter public, said only: SopnSf n d dumped during the summer- irun ume but started picking up tion was "critical." Felt In Berkeley The roiling shock was felt as CnnHnupd on Simms to Retain State Geologist If illiam Macey Damage on the plane, sji2e the land subdivided for Grauman built, carrier basedlspeculation. .nti-submarine 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 pro- Air Special Weapons Facilities posed ordinance was to require will investigate the caust of the! developers to furnish such things accident. as utility lines, certain street The crew members, all at- Gov.-elect John F. Simms an- tachcd to the U. S. Naval Air improvements, and land dedi- cated for park purposes. It bu. wai the heaviest j -------r------- in theinounced Tuesday that' he will Special Weapons Facilities at! Instruction for Engel to "look one of the most dangerous spies sman loan controversy, but at'retain William B. Macey of Kirtland, were the pilot, Lt.iinto" the matter followed ap- this time we have no statementiArtasia as state geologist andjjack B. Perkins. USN, 7406Jproval by the commission of. to make." jsecretary of the New Mexicolnirsch Dr. SE; co-pilot Lt. Cmdrjfour plats and replats. Commis- The letter was written prevail Conservation Commission. (Laurence D. Egan, USN, Richard Bice stated that 03 -ious to Kaune's recent notice! Simms said that Macey "hasJHondola Dr. NE, and Aviation'it appeared to him that there three licenses which Taylor andjsince being named director lastrl Fralix. USN, of St. George, S. CJnumber of plat approval re- Leake, Georgia co-partners holdlJuly upon resignation of Richard 'of earthquakes in the Far SUIt and .in recent days. Inylon stockings and her an than an Seated to the rear of the .ourtroom well were Dr. Shep- Card's two older brothers, faith- to his cause since-July 4 regularly standing by on al- 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 'nuscles. Dr. Steven's beauti- 'nl wife, Betty, flushed Gov.-eiect John F. Simms an back tears. Dr. Richard'sinounced Tuesday that he will wife. Dorothy, wept. close his Albuquerque office to- Dr. Richard told reporters day. afterward: I Two of Simms' staff members brother of Dr. Sam: "It's great miscarriage of justice." Sheriff Joe Sweeney: "Dr. Sheppard will go to the peni- tentiary just as soon as I get the necessary papers." The jury: "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 and.charges of charming defense querque. and Capital and Local The appointment some gas service was inter- secrets from the intelligence Finance Santa Fe. those of Daniel M. Smith Jr rupted an Air Force t In the Eureka Humboldt colonel and the other a civilian. Grounds for Revocation u j 7-1 Times and Humboldt Standard Her guilty piea ruled out any. Grounds Kaune cited for con- airecior. offices, typesetting machines' need for naming the Ameri- templated revocation included were shaken loose and molten cans m open court and they an allegation that Taylor and 1 for National Loan Co.. Albu-; Spurrier. The plane had just taken and called 'OT toward the south when the on future approvals. 0 owe !cider.t occurred around of Requests p. m. Smith. 43. is an associate of business administra- 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 US-101. the Redwood highway, between Eureka and Arcata, 10 miles north. The 69-year-old Humboldt county courthouse developed large cracks and the building Old Man Winter put in his was closed indefinitely. Ifidal appearance in Albuquer- Buildinr Closed The city hall, anol much Chairman Sanchez pointed out that 17 plat approval requests were on the planning commis- sion agenda Monday night. As- sociate City Planner Franklin Elandford indicated that he ex- pected another flood of requests to come in before the planning commission meets next on Jan. 3. Commissioner Dan O'Bannon insurance sales, r r lottnr rvin ned, has four chiloren 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. Tiiesnay for the.the problem-at least for next licenses next year. Kaune hadiHe ha-5 held various posts refused officially to accept the 5tate In tne :jast ar'd served pf- annur.l 575 fee 'for each license comptroller from 1939 to 194S. grounds questioning the nlrt i a. m power attorney concerned. Tirv ected to notify thc, AUo at that nfriwi. aeeordin? meXICO Utf Freezing Weather que at somebody neglected to notify the" Also at that period, accordin weather. ;Hiay beaver City Turns Down Union Contract .he river B.ite reservoir to Mclntnsh, the bank exam- 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 strag- and revocation is scheduled by years. The temperature dropped hn of Albuquerque. City Commiasion Tuesday night rejected a m.inWtKOraoH.c NW since the elect.on and will for inspection of broken for Thursday, and ,2 degree, M above :ero in of an Albuquerque man Tuesday night. He commented ed to have _drpwned. ;that it takes four commissioners was as Renato, present at a meeting to approvs Fairbanks, NEy plats, and he said he was going 2o. Searchers said his body'to be in San Francisco next nave washed under night. He said also that :r. on tne Rio Grande1 Commissioner Clyde Ting'ey is enters still ill and indicated he would not attend the meeting next tht g 'lats and replats approved by Authorities he and two :Week. Tingley was not at the Holmes and Mrs. Simms will move to Santa day morning which split opeiv 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 recorned rt> 1 iwhich was three degrees be! ;iosal that it sign a contract with; the state, county and municipal employes union. Tht action rame an executive stssion by a of thret to ont, with v'.onimissioner Dan O'Bsnnon u pre- Quakes Bolster Predictions, Says Prophetess of Doom Tuesday night of Beverly-Wood Addi- Dd son ruled Tuesday tnat Kaune iriomeo. 10 me. weainer -nenl :rie.v were about 100 tion vehicle ordinance vacat- 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 money.'fowers ancl P''nts and provided by the time they reached the Replat of portions of Timoteo [Monday's high six degrees above noi'mal. Frosty morning temperatures (11 valley, 16 heights. ;s sir- ixirt) brought the day's mean mark-but still which had been kept in the bank a serious problem for motorists examiner's vault pending 'he official the attorney general, said. Dec. ruling U Winter warm iiere normally 15 spot ine Ur.'ee were Sanaia antifree.-p and Giannini has are unknown. 'wife and three children. Chavez Addition witn vehicle or- Base ainance. CHICAGO who claims she receives voting for the contract rented bv the union. messsaes said her predictions ofj coming cataclysms have been Commission Chairman Mau-1 rue Sanchez said that ht and Commissioner Richard Bice and l.ars Halama saw no advantage for tlie employes !n con- trai't. Sanchez added that he believed that any employe khould have the right to join anv union 'wanted to, how- ever. Sanchez told spokesmen for the union that employes art niying dues to tht union ex- pecting benefits including raises in pay. Ht said that tht tm- could not expect to get sui'h raises, union or no, until money is available to tht city. Union backers had contended that the contract would livt an tmploye "job security" and would nfirncy A woman the Adriatic city of I down some. bu'. even that was 'contents of Letter 'fciur above normal. space iPiccno. The Weather Bureau in Chi- said tile level of '0 the workart in throunh which lo irltvinctt to llty ottlcwll. 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 glvt us time to prepare for what Is to come." Forll Province In northern Italy was rockwl bv a strong tarttiiiuahi latt Monday. A rtiilni qtulu wai (tit tarlitr was about three-fourths of i foot higher than a year ago and no unusual fluclu-ation of lake level was observed. One of Mrs. Martin's predictions was that a tidal wove would engulf the center of the Nortli Ame.ican continent from the Arctic Circlt to me Gulf of Mexico. Mrs. Martin reiterated that "no place havt wt been misled." She set no specific lima in hex latest statement for disaster to occur, "but I htvt no doubt that it will comt as a thief In the night." Dr. Charles Laughtad, who lost his job on tht student health staff of Michigan State Collect through acceptance of Mri, Martin's prophtclts. wa> among thput In htr homt throughout tkt Weather Ai.BiqruKqrf: i-h.-iiiRf in iivMv .V.' ui-nlRltl 12 vjiliev. 1ft hi-iflus -M tir-XEW f..ir to Uv Alhi with vn t.M-.v ;n c.irniir, rvi m! 1-m- touuM "i hl--fl 20-, iO HAVE DIED on Ntw Mexico Highways in 1954 Ijwl Yenr at Thin 402 Had DM Bigbee's letter told Kaune. "I lated" a section of the state law j requiring state officials to pay any public monies received, into the ststc "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 Cenaroca subdivision and ordinance vacating a portion of Charlene St. NE. Plal for several blocks in Prin- 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 Albuquerquejbsskeis, and whole block on Continued Segregation the rccoip'tjkmilits havt been promised alQuim'y St. NE will visit the needy with gifts on Christmas, JACKSON, Miss, Missis- Condition of Shooting Victim 'Fairly Good' Persons who wish to give foodisippe voters apparently gave dinner and a from Santa as a direct result clothinR lo tnose less than two to one stamp of a story in Tuesdays ,hcmselvos today to a constitu- Looper, director of the.contact the council befora amendment designed to unmoil of Social Agencies, Eve Coopcn Icor.tir.ue jjluwl segregation. ay' I He said that many newcomers! But the council still has the to Albuquerque called Tuesday! Enrique Garcia. 29, wounded j names of 93 families on offers to bring Christmas a shooting at Santa Fe Sun- who fnce the prospect of anjto their new fellow-'citiiens. empty Christmas morning. ManyJThr council, which has cleared day night, was reported in "fair- 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 squares-car, will spend the next Monday after he had been trans- ferred here from a Santa f'e hos- 'meal, said Cooper. Thc telephone rang 1654 campaign In an attempt to set era! weeks studying the constantly Tuesday, said Cooper.lup t better procedure in 199J, pltil. Santa Fe police arc holil-.u Albuqurrqueans opened theirlsaid Cooper. Ht said not all ln( Johnny Mendonca on of aistult with a deadly weapon, Pending tht outcome of Garcla's wound. pocketbcoks express their Christmas spirit. Out family took namtn of thru larjt duplications of donations were avoldtd this ytar, and that many nrtdjr familits nevtr found Ihtlr M food way to tbt councils lUta. ET toys youngsters will t n- Joy with their There s a ckucr coinpinlonnhlp whtn family can Joy. say, electric   

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