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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene EVENING FINAL WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXX1V, NO. 140 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 6, 1954 PAGES PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Red Teacher Taunts Flayed DES MOINES who de- that in every little red school- house there is a little Red teacher false witness that is well nigh Methodist Bishop G. Uromley Oxnam of Washington, D.C., told the Iowa State Educa- NYC Police Chief Warns Against Graft NEW YORK (Ji-Probes of the city's fire, police, and housing de- partments were under way today. Graft charges against three Brooklyn fire battalion chiefs ex- panded into the Police Department yesterday, with Police Commis- sioner Francis W. H. Adams de- nouncing "traitors" imder his com- mand. Adams, at promotion ceremonies for 18 officers, told more than 300 of his high-ranking subordinates: "I'll mince no words.. .We have traitors, men and women, who have not hesitated to sell us out for a few dollars. They have not only degraded themselves but have attempted to destroy us all through their conduct. "It will not go on if I have to emasculate this entire depart- ment." In other developments yesterday. Housing Commissioner Bernard J. Gilroy said an inquiry was under way "to see if any of our people were involved" in graft-taking charged against the three firemen. Newspapers reported today that the Health and Air Pollution Con- trol Departments were under scru- tiny, but details and official com- ment were lacking. Suspended Thursday were Fire Battalion. Chiefs Daniel M. Regan, Joseph A. Massaro, and Edward T. charged with accept- ing each from a contractor who wished to use fire to speed a building demolition job in Brook- lyn. Massaro and Regan, quoted as saying the money was "forced on filed for retirement. Heeg denied the charges and is subjeci to departmental trial. Massaro and Regan both were eligible for retirement, having been with the department more than 25 years. Heeg has been in the department 18 years. Demolition fires are permitted on special request to the Fire De- partment for burning of refuse or litter accumulated in tearing down a building. These fires hasten the job of demolition but are allowei only under regulations requiring they be watched closely. ion Assn. centennial convention Saturday. In remarks prepared for a gen- session of the convention, Bishop Oxnam asserted "the eaching profession deserves bet- er treatment at the hands of the American people." Criticism of "It is unfair and un-American." he said, "to call upon our teachers o serve in crowded classrooms and in antiquated structures or inadequate remuneration. But vhat is even worse, the teacher las had to face the criticism of gnoramuses who have gratuitous- y questioned the teacher's patri- itism." Bishop Oxnam said "self-ap- pointed illiterates have organized agencies under high sounding lames for the alleged purpose of saving our schools from subver- ion" and have "contributed to undermining the very bastion of the free way of life." He added: "No Communist could want more than to have the American ose faith in our .school system." Urges Religion in Schools The bishop said it is the duty of each community to mobilize "the necessary resistance to these forc- es of the night." He also urged that religion be taught as a class- room subject but endorsed as prop- er the restrictions against advo- cacy of any particular creed. "Our he said, "have full right to know that there is a common Father of us all, that we belong to one family, and that love must rule to the end that enduring social unity may emerge." "The schools will determine whether tomorrow's skies are to be filled with falling bonibs or tomorrow's streets are to be fill- ed with Bishop Oxnam said. PAINTED BY GIRL, 8 It Was Meant as Prank, But Painting Won Honors LONDON' picture by au S-year-oid girl, submitted by her mother as a prank, was placed on exhibition today along with paint- ings by some of Britain's big name artists. Here's what happened: Tanio Hunter, the little girl, has a mother and a half-brother who paint seriously. A few weeks ago they were discussing what pic- tures they would send to the Lon- don Group for consideration as entries in the annual show at the new Burlington galleries. said Tania's half-brother, 'mine won't be accepted. I was turned down last year." Mrs. Bryan Hunter, Tania's mother, shook her head. "Send something along all the same. Some shows accept paintings that might have been done by a child of 8 She paused as another idea came to her. Little Tania had a painting she'd once done of her Japanese doll. Mrs. Hunter found it and sent it along with some of her own work and her son's just to see what would happen. London group officials rejected the work of the mother and the brother, but accepted Tania's and, as picture No. it hangs in the exhibition, with a price tag on it. The subject was no laughing matter at the galleries. Inquiries encountered an icy reception. Inmate, 18, Kills Pretty Nurse, 21 LONG STORY, BUT Her Husband Was Just No Good! CLEVELAND, Wl Common Pleas Judge Benjamin D. Nicola, examining prospective jurors yes- terday for a robbery case, asked a woman what her husband's occu- pation was. "I have no she re- plied, "I'm separated." "Well, now that you're separated, what does your husband the judge continued. "I don't knpw where he is or what he's she said. "Well, then, before you were sep- arated, what did your husband the judge persisted. "He didn't do she said, "that's why we separated.' KALAMAZOO, Mich. Bi-A teen- age mental hospital inmate under treatment as a sex deviate today admitted last night's rape slaying of a pretty nurse. State police said Louis Maurice Smith, 18, declared he was the one who raped and strangled blonde Marilyn Kraii, 21, a nurse at Kalamazoo State Mental Hospital. Choked With Tie Marilyn, a student nurse, was raped and then choked to death with a hospital issue necktie in a oasement laboratory. Police looked for "a man with strong hands." Detective Chief Victor Beck said Smith, committed for offenses against girls and as a "peeping Tom." confessed just before he was to take a scheduled Me detector test. Beck said Smith admitted luring the girl to a basement hydro- therapy room on the pretext of re- gaining a pack of playing cards he had left there. She Agreed To Go He toldJBeck the girl volunteered to accompany, him to the-room to recover the cards. Beck said Smith told him he killed Marilyn after the assault, then took her key ring and flushed it down a toilet. Afterward, he locked the door to the room. Beck said Smith related. Marilyn's body was found in a search after other nurses became alarmed at her failure to keep a supper date with them. Coroner Horce Cobb said the tall, blonde nurse had been crim- inally assaulted and then strangled with a red, hospital issue necktie. Most of the girl's clothing had been ripped off, but state police said there were no signs of a strg- gle in the laboratory where her body was found. The only outward sign of violence was the girl's bruised throat. Hospital employes told police they heard no screams or indi- cations of a struggle. Hospital Safety Director Charles Mindeman ordered a search for Miss Kraai when three fellow stu- dent nurses said she failed to meet them for supper. She was off duty al p.m. In her purse was a letter ad- dressed to a friend. She ended the letter by writing "it is now p.m. and I have to go." Her body was found at p.m. Censure Leaders Prepare for Fight McCarthy Calls Strategy Parley Harmony in 84th Congress Foreseen by Both Parties WASHINGTON Senate veterans of opposing parties agreed today that President Eisen- hower, a Republican, and the new Democratic Congress should be able to work harmoniously the next two years. Sen. Russell of Georgia, one of the several Southern Democrats in line for important committee chairmanships when his party takes'over, sounded this theme in discussing prospects for legislation under the new 84th Congress. "Of course there will be some he said in an inter- view, but the Democrats wiU give Eisenhower "fair consideration on his legislative proposals even though we may have some of our ova to offer." 84th to Improve Sen. Aiken of Vermont, Repub- 1'can chairman of the Senate Ag- r'culture Committee in the last Congress, seemed equally optimis- tic in telling a reporter: "We had a pretty good record in the 83rd Congress and I think there's a good chance of improving it in the 84th." The two legislators spoke after the new post-election harmony wave yesterday had surged for- ward at least for the time being on two fronts. In Washington, Eisenhower called congressional leaders of both parties-to a Nov. 17 confer ence on foreign policy. Senate Ma jority Leader Knowland of Call fornia said after a White House conference the President was ea ger to set on "cordial and con structive" working terms with the Democrats. Bmnam Meettag In Bonham, Tex., Democrat! Leaders Rep. Sam Rayburn an Sen. Lyndon Johnson lieM a 15- mhntt meeting in law Johnson nid atterwarti the Democratic pwfram "wiH to laintain a united country rather lan to have constant bickering mong different groups." Hayburn aid cooperation "will depend quite bit" on the administration's at- they want to go along ith us the Democratic House will full force on all measures for he benefit of the country." Both made it plain, however, lat they will oppose the adminis- ration where they think necessary nd that they don't like what Ray- urn said was Republican speech- makers' labeling of the entire emocratic party as "pinks" and leftwingers." Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. of Massachusetts, House speaker in the GOP Congress, said last night he is still undecided about whether to take the role of minority leader when the Democrats assume con trol. He said he wants to think about the situation before he makes up his mind. One possible source of future Democratic Republican friction seemed out of the running las night with a White House an nouncement that Albert C. Beeson had advised Eisenhower he could not accept appointment to a new term on the National Labor Rela tions Board. Syrians Elect 1st Communist DAMASCUS, Syria, W-Khaled Bekdash is the first Communist ever elected to an Arab Parlia- ment. He polled votes, third lighesl. among all candidates in Damascus. .Bekdash ran. as an independent, the Communist party is outlawed in Syria; But there was no doubt about his true colors po- litically, nor about Bekdash having Russia's blessing. Most Syrian voters know that Bekdash has visit- ed the Soviet Union the last time n 1953. Many Damascenes have leared his voice broadcast >.ver Moscow Radio. Many Arabs supported Bekdash as a symbol of anti-Westernism. Nearly a million Arab refugees from Palestine blame the United States for loss of their homes, and they applaud anyone opopsing the West. Bekdash's influence in Parlia- ment is expected to be largely negative. He has been appointed to the Foregin Affairs Committee and is expected to join other anti- Western elements in fighting any pro-Western moves by Syria. BAFFLED Baffled Navy and Convair experts were pressing an investigation Friday in an attempt to learn why the world's fastest seaplane, the YF2Y-1 Sea-Dart, broke up in midair. Jailing veteran test ilot Charles E. Blcfiburg. At ttim craft -is shown center; plane is shown seconds exploded, and bottom, as plane dis- integrates in ball of flame, (NBA) 2-HOUR ORDEAL Gun in Son's Chest Holds Off Officers WASHINGTON WV-Senate lead- ers planned last-minute talks today n procedure for the Senate's spe- ial session amid predictions a fi- al vote on whether to censure en. McCarthy (R-Wis) will come in a week or two. McCarthy and his staff members meanwhile were reported arrang- ing strategy meetings with sena- ors friendly to his cause. McCar- thy has said he plans a detailed presentation of his side of the case the benefit of the public, but has declined to call it a defense. The Wisconsin Republican has predicted the Senate will vote to censure him at the session starting Monday, saying only a few mem- bers of the 96-mas "jury" will go into the proceedings with an open mind. Johnson to Washington With the opening date only three j lays away. Senate Democratic jeader Lyndon Johnson of Texas lew into Washington last night for a Saturday conference with Senate Majority Leader Knowland of Cal- ifornia on what order of procedure .0 follow. Time and place of the meeting were not announced. One main subject Knowland and Juhnson were expected tc take up is whether they can set the early target date some senators are ask- ing for a showdown vote on the censure issue. Sen. Ferguson, (R-Mich.) chair- man of the Republican Policy Com- mittee, told reporters "I personally will be disappointed if it (the spe- cial'session) 'suls more than a week." He said the Senate Is re- convening to., do "one specific of a special com mittee's report recommending thai McCarthy should be censured on three counts. Oppose Other Subjects Sen. Flanders who in- Marilyn to Hospital For Minor Surgery HOLLYWOOD, W Marilyn Monroe is going to the hospital to- morrow for what her doctor says is "minor surgery." The operation will be performed Monday by Dr. Leon Krohn, gyne- cologist. While Miss Monroe is in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital a complete diagnosis will be made to deter- mine the reason for her recent ill health. The actress, who divorced the one time Yankee Clipper, Joe Di- Maggic, last Oct. 18, has just com- pleted a movie and is on vacation from Twentieth Century-Fox Stu- dio. DiMaggio, Marilyn said, was not affectionate as a husband. He was not available in San Francisco for comment on her hospitaUiation. CHARLESTON, S.C. (ffl A Charleston sailor held off police for more than two hours yesterday, a cocked pistol pressed against his 18-month-old son's chest. He finally turned the boy over to a detective after he was promised the lad would not be given to his wife, who is suing him for divorce. Wife Beating The two-hour ordeal occurred when police attempted to arrest Terrence W. Green, 29, on a wife- beating charge. Mrs. Green, 26, said she asked her husband for a divorce Thursday. Then yesterday he beat her, she said. Police went to the home of Green's mother-in-law, Mrs. E. J. Tart. She lives only 200 yards from the Green home in a federal hous- ing development near the Charles- ton naval base. Carried Son Green, carrying his son, Mike, entered the house. When police attempted to arrest him. Green ulled a pistol and pressed it gainst the baby's chest. He told olice if they rushed him he would ull the child. Green returned to his own home nd finally admitted detective John Boggs Jr. Other detectives 'ined them. The group made three rips between the two houses so reen could talk to his wife. But he officers were afraid to rush reen because of the gun pressed gainst little Mike's chest. Green finally turned the child ver to Boggs after the detective romised that Mike would not be iven to Mrs. Green. Twenty min- tes after he had given up Mike, irre en surrendered, he was larged with assaulting an officer .like was turned over to the harleston County Welfare Depart- ment. Abilene Boy, 5, Is Polio Patient Robert L. Schroeder Jr., 5, was admitted as a polio patiext to Een- drick Memorial Hospital Friday. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schroeder Sr., 1229 South Sixth St Mary Ann Ortiz of HaskeB, 13, was discharged from Hendrick's polio ward. She was admitted last week. Mary Ana is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ortiz of Haskell. THE WEATHER O. I. OF COMMERCE WEATHER tltKEAC ABILENE AND VICINITY Fiir and mild Saturday niftii and Sunday. HUB SatBTday 70-75, low Saturday Biiat 45 aod kitil Sunday in Hie NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair thta afternoon. tonictt and Sunday. Moderate WEST TEXAS: Fair Ink afternoon, to- and Sunday. Warmer VaDe7 eut-rxl ttib afternoon and talfM. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Fair ttta afternoon. talent and Stada] Wanur OOt afternoon and MUM. Gentfe to moderate wtadj on Hit TCMFEKATDBCS FUay T.m. SaWrtar A. M IS Democratic leader Sen. Lyndon Johnson, left, paid brief flying visit to House Speaker designate Sam Rayburn at his farm home in Bonham, to confer on organization of a Democratic Congress. (NEA) mat "r a. itiated the censure move, told re- porters "I will arise and protest" if Senate members, interrupt the proceedings with speeches on oth- or subjects, "this is serious busi- ness and the Ser.ate should give it undivided he said, al- though he acknowledged that any senator may speak on any subject he pleases. Flanders estimated it would no! take more than two weeks to get a vote on censure. Knowland already has announced he and Johnson have agreed ten tatively that the Senate should no try to act at the special session on legislative 'maters. WatUm Panel Meets Sen. Wakins wb headed the committee of three He ing for an official reprimand for McCarthy on these three counts: That McCarthy (1) was in con- tempt of a Senate elections sub- committee which investigated him in 1932: (2) vulgarly denounced one member of that group, Sen. Hendrickson and (3) un- justly abused Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker in questioning Zwicker about the disputed case of Maj. Irving Peress, whom .McCarthy terms a "Fifth Amendment Com- munist." McCarthy gave further indica- tion yesterday that his often-asked question, "Who promoted will be a rallying cry in the pres- entation of his side of the case. SHewSolons On McCarthy Censure Jury WASHINGTON new sen- of whom ever has served with Sen. McCarthy (R- expected here Monday Tor the opening of the session to consider whether to censure the Wisconsin senator. They are Roman L. Hruska and Mrs. George P. Abel of Nebraska, Norris Cotton, of New Hampshire, Ernest Charies E. TJahiel of South Caro- lina. All but Daniel-'are Republi- cans.; There is a possibility there will be some further changes' ii 'the 96-man "jury" on the McCarthy censure case while the special ses- sion is under way. This depends on how long it lasts. Elevated From Hone Hruska, now a member of the was elected Tuesday to fill out the remaining four years of the term of the late Sen. Hugh Butler Hruska will suc- ceed Sen, tem- porarily appointed i to succeed Butler. Mrs. Abel was elected only for a two-month term running until Jan. 3. She will succeed Sen; Eve Bowring who was ap- pointed to the seat of the Sen. Griswold Cotton, who also is a House member, was elected to complete the remaining two years of the term of the late Sen. Toby (R- .He displaces Sen. Upton (R- publican and three Democrats called the group's special staff back to Washington to help him for the special session. Watkins and Sen. Case (R-SD) secretary of the committee, are to meet with the staff during the day to perfect the resolution they will hand the Senate Monday cal named last year as Tobey'f successor. Daniel was appointed to M out the remaining two months of the term of Sen. Maybank who died after Congress quit In August. His successor, J. Strom Thurmond, Democrat, ran for the fall term starting in January. Unsuccessful Suitor Held In Slaying of Schoolgirl, 15 NORWOOD, Mass. ffl-A hastily icribbled note, a cigarette butt, L plaster set of footprints and a dismantled auto fender may lead police to the savage sex murderer of pretty 13-year-old Geraldine An- nese. The bruised body, unclad except or her-socks, of the vivacious high school sophomore was found yes- terday on the dirt floor of a two car garage in the back of her tome. Her clothing had been strewn about the garage and the contents of her handbag dumped over her jody. Dist. Atty. Myron Lane la- jeled her death "murder by a sex fiend." Six attempted attacks on girls have been reported to police in Norwood in the last two months. A 25-year-old man was being sought by police for questioning. His identity was withheld but in- vestigators said lie had tried un- successfully several times to date Geraldine, most recently this week. Police chemists, meanwhile, studied clues which they believe may have formed the pattern o! murder. A small scrap of paper contain- ing a penned note was termed by Police Chief Mark Folan definite clue." The cryptic message found near GeraMine's ripped clothing is M tar. Til." f, Police said the other part of the note, written on white, lined paper, and apparently an answer, replied 'I don't care." A cigarette butt found on the garage floor was also considered possible due. Folan said that plaster casts :aken of footprints found in a mud- dy lawn leading from the garage to an adjacent yard were "of major importance." "We think they may be the prints of Gerry's the wlice chief said. While Chemists examined a fen- der taken from an automobile parked in tie garage for possible fingerprints, police continued to question three 16-year-old boys whom Geraldine had been with the night of her slaying. The brown eyed brunette had been on a double date Thursday night with two of the boys and a girl friend. A third boy joined them during the evening ra a round of amusement spots in near- by towns. Police said the companions drove her home about p.m., letting her out of the car about 75 yards from the Annese-home. To reach her house Geraldine had to pass a vacant lot and the two car garage in her yard. FALLS INTO TUB 2-Yeor-Old Boy Saves Sister From Drowning A two-year-old boy saved his tiny one-year-old sister from drowning Friday in a tab ot water. The children were playing on their grandparents' back porch when Paula Kay fillers, 1, fell into a tufa of water. Her brother F. A. Eilers could- n't puT. her out, 10 be went through On boon screaming The funny found toe taby afrwdy Paula Kay was taken to a phy- sician, who treated and released her. She was doing weQ Saturday morning, said her aunt, Katherfee Teeters, 2211 Lowden St. Paula and F. A. are children of Mr. and Mn. L. W. Eflen, MM Anno Are. GrMdparento of the eUdm an Mr. and Mn. F. A. Tertm. mi   

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