Abilene Reporter News, November 6, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 06, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas Giee Theüirtl*! We» ®i)c Abilene ^porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron t/ EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 140 Associated Press ( AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 6, 1954 —EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Red Teacher Taunts Flayed PAINTED BY GIRL, 8 DES MOIXEG i*-“Men w]» de- '■lare that in every little red school-house there is a little Red teacher ear false witness that is well nigh treason,” Methodist Bishop G, Bromley Oxnam of Washington, D.C., told the Iowa State Educa- NYC Police Chief Warns Against Graft It Was Meant as Prank, But Painting Won Honors NEW YORK (JwProbes of the city’s fire, police, and housing departments were under way today. Graft charges again.st three Brooklyn fire battalion chiefs expanded into the Police Department yesterday, with Police Commissioner Francis W. H. Adams denouncing “traitors” under his command. 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-I 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 Control Departments were under scrutiny. but details and official comment were lacking. Suspended Thursday were Fire Battalion Chiefs Daniel M. Regan, Joseph A. Massaro, and Edward T. Heeg—all charged with accepting $100 each from a contractor wiio wished to use fire to speed a building demolition job in Brodc-lyn. Massaro and Regan, quoted as saying the money was “forced on them,” filed for retirement. Heeg denied the charges and is subject 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 Department for burning of refuse or litter accumulated in tearing down a building. These fires hasten the job of demolition but are allowed only under regulations requiring they be watched closely. tion Assn. centennial convention Saturday. In remarks prepared for a general session of the convention, Bishop Oxnam asserted “the teaching profession deserves better treatment at the hands of the American people.” Criticism of ‘Ignorances* “It is unfair and un-American,” he said, “to call upon our teachers to serve in crowded classrooms and in antiquated structures for inadequate remuneration. But what is even worse, the teacher has had to face the criticism of ignoramuses who have gratuitously questioned the teacher’s patriotism.” Bishop Oxnam said “self-appointed illiterates have organized agencies under high sounding names for the alleged purpose of saving our schools from subversion” 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 lose 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 forces of the night.” He also urged that religion be taught as a classroom subject but endorsed as proper the restrictions against advocacy of any particular creed. “Our children,” 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 bombs or tomorrow’’s streets are to be filled with brothers,” Bishop Oxnam said. LONDON fJ’l-A picture by an 8-year-old girl, submitted by her mother as a prank, was placed on exhibition today along with paintings 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 pictures they would send to the London Group for consideration as entries in the annual show at the new Burlington galleries. “Oh,” 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 owm 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. 268. it hangs in the exhibition, with a $35 price tag on it. The subject was no laughing matter at the galleries. Inquiries encountered an icy reception. Inmate, 18, Kills Prettv Nurse, 21 LONG STORY, BUT Her Husband Was Just No Good! CLEVELAND, — Common Pleas Judge Benjamin D. Nicola, examining prospective jurors yesterday for a robbery case, asked a woman what her husband’s occupation was. “I have no husband,” she replied. “I’m separated." “Well, now that you’re separated, what does your husband do,” the judge continued. “I don’t knpw where he is or what he’s doing,” she said. “Well, then, before you were separated, what did your husband do,” the judge persisted, “He didn’t do anything,” she said, “that’s why we separated.” KALAMAZOO. Mich. (J^A teenage 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 vzith a hospital issue necktie in a , basement laboratory. Police looked ' for “a man with strong hands.” ; Detective Chief Victor Beck said i Smith, committed for offenses: against girls and as a “peeping: Tom,” confessed just before he was to take a scheduled lie detector test. Beck said Smith admitted luring the girl to a basement hydrotherapy room on the pretext of regaining a pack of playing cards he had left there. She Agreed To Go He told Beck 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 criminally 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 indications of a struggle. Hospital Safety Director Charles Mindeman ordered a search for Miss Kraai when three fellow student nurses said she failed to meet them for supper. She was off duty al 5:30 p.m. In her purse was a letter addressed to a friend. She ended the letter by writing “it is now 5:25 p.m. and I have to go.” Her body was found at 8:45 p.m. Censure Leaders Prepare for Fight McCarthy Calls Strategy Parley Syrians Elect IsKommunist DAMASCUS, Syria, liFL-Khaied Bekdash is the first Communist ever elected to an Arab Parliament. He polled 16,000 votes, third highest among aU candidates in Damascus. Bekdash ran as an independent, because the Communist party is outlawed in Syria. But there was no doubt about his true colors politically, nor about Bekdash having Russia’s blessing. Most Syrian voters know that Bekdash has visited the Soviet Union the last time in 1953. Many Damascenes have beared his voice broadcast cver 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 Parliament is expected to be largely negative. He has been appointed to the Foregin Affairs Committee and is expected to join other anti-NVestern elements in fighting any pro-Western moves by Syria. Harmony in Foreseen by 84th Both Congress Parties W*ASHINGTON (4>l-Two Senate veterans of opposing parties agreed today that President Eisenhower, 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 differences," he said in an interview, but the Democrats will give Eisenhower “fair consideration on his legislative proposals even though we may have some of our own to offer.” 84th to Improve Sen. Aiken of Vermont, Repub I'can chairman of the Senate Ag r culture Committee in the last Congress, seemed equally optimistic 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 forward at least for the time being, on tw'o fronts. In Washington. Eisenhower called congressional leaders of both parties to a Nov. 17 conference on foreign policy Senate Majority Leader Knowland of Cali fornia said after a White House conference the President was ea ger to get on “cordial and constructive” working terms with the Democrats. Bonham Meeting In Bonham, Tex.. Democratic Leaders Rep. Sam Rayburn and Sen. Lyndon Johnson held a 15-roinut# meeting in Rayburn’s law office Johnson said afterwards the Democratic program “will b« to maintain a united country rather than to have constant bickering among different groups.” Rayburn said cooperation “will depend quite a bit” on the administration’s attitude—“if they want to go along with us the Democratic House will go full force on all measures for the benefit of the country.” Both made it plain, however, that they will oppose the administration where they think necessary and that they don’t like what Rayburn said was Republican speech-makers’ labeling of the entire Democratic party as “pinks” and “leftwingers.” Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. of Massachusetts, House speaker in tlie 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 last night with a W' h i t e House announcement that Albert C. Beeson had advised Eisenhower he could not accept appointment to a new term on the National Labor Relations Board. 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 over San Diego, killing veteran test pilot Charles E. Richburg. At top, the trim craft is shown skimming over water on takeoff; center, plane is shown seconds before plane exploded, and bottom, as plane disintegrates in ball of flame. (NEA) 2-HOUR ORDEAL Gun in Son's Chest Holds Off Officers Marilyn to Hospital For Minor Surgery HOLLYWOOD, Ufi — Marilyn Monroe is going to the hospital tomorrow for what her doctor says is “minor surgery.” The operation will be performed Monday by Dr. Leon Krohn, gynecologist. While Miss Monroe is in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital a complete diagnosis will be made to determine the reason for her recent ill health. The actress, who divorced the one time Yankee Clipper, Joe Di-Maggio, last Oct. 18, has just completed a movie and is on vacation from Twentieth Century-Fox Studio. DiMaggio, Marilyn said, was not affectionate as a husband. He was not available in San Francisco for comment on her hospitalization. CHARLESTON. S.C. (fs - A Charleston sailor held off police for more than two hours yesterday, a cocked pistol pressed against his 18-month-oId 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 housing development near the Charleston naval base. Carried Son Green, carrying his son, Mike, entered the house. When police attempted to arrest him, Green pulled a pistol and pressed it against the baby’s chest. He told police if they rushed him he would kill the child. Green returned to his own home and finally admitted detective John W. Boggs Jr. Other detectives joined them. The group made three trips between the two houses so Green could talk to his wife. But the officers were afraid to rush Green because of the gun pressed against little Mike’s chest. Green finally turned the child over to Boggs after the detective promised that Mike would not be given to Mrs. Green. Twenty minutes after he had given up Mike, Green surrendered, he was charged with assaulting an officer Mike was turned over to the Charleston County Welfare Department. Abilene Boy, 5, | I    !•    ^ ta . i Robert L. Schroeder Jr., 5. was admitted as a polio patiext to Hendrick Memorial Hcepital Friday. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schroeder Sr., 1229 South Sixth St. Mary Ann Ortiz of Haskell, 13, was discharged from Hendrick’s polio ward. She was admitted last week. Mary Ann is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ortiz of Haskell. W'ASHINGTON (4^~Senate leaders planned last-minute talks today on procedure for the Senate’s special session amid predictions a final vote on whether to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) will come in a week or two. McCarthy and his staff members meanwhile were reported arranging strategy meetings with senators friendly to his cause. McCarthy has said he plans a detailed presentation of his side of the case for the benefit of the public, but has declined to call it a defen.se. The Wisconsin Republican has predicted the Senate will vote to censure him at the session starting Monday, saying only a few members of the 96-man “jury” will go into the proceedings with an open' mind. Johnson to Washington With the opening date only three days away, Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas fiew into Washington last night for a Saturday conference with Senate Majority Leader Knowland of California on what order of procedure to follow. Time and place of the meeting were not announced. One main subject Knowland and Johnson were exfected to take up is whether they can set the early target date some senators are asking for a showdown vote on the censure issue. Sen. Ferguson, (R-Mich.l chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, told reporters *T personally will be disappointed if it (the special session) 'asts more than a week.” He said t^e Senate is reconvening to do “one specific thing”—dispose oi a special committee’s report lecommending that McCarthy .should be censured on three counts. Oppose Other Subjects Sen. Flanders (R Vt), who initiated the censure move, told reporters *‘I will arise and protest” if Senate members interrupt the proceedings with speeches on olh-or subjects, “this is serious business and the Serate should give it undivided ettcntion,” he said, although he acknowledged that any senator may speak on any subject he pleases. Flanders estimated it would not take more than two weeks to get a vote on censure. Knowland already has announced he and Johnson have agreed tentatively that the Senate should not try to act at the special session on legislative maters. Watkins Panel Meets Sen. Wakins (R-Utah), who headed the committee of three Republican and three Democrats called the group’s special staff back to Washington to help him prepare for the special session. Watkins and Sen. Case (R-SD), secretary of the commiiiee, are to meet with the staff during the day to perfect the resolution they will hand the Senate Monday call ing for an official reprimand for McCarthy on these three counts; That McCarthy (V was in contempt of a Senate elections subcommittee which investigated him in 1952: (2) vulgarly denounced one member of that group. Sen. Hendrickson (R-NJ), and (3) un-ju.stly abused Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker in questioning Zwicker about the disputed case of Maj. Irving Peress, whom McCarthy terms a “Fifth Amendment Communist.” McCarthy gave further indication yesterday that his often-asked question, “Who promoted Peress?’* will he a rallying cry in the presentation of his side of the case. 5 New Solons On McCarthy CensureJury WASHINGTON WV-Five new senators—none of whom ever has served with Sen. McCarthy <R-Wis)—are expected here Monday for 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 S. Brown of Nevada, and Charles E. Daniel of South Carolina, All but Daniel are Republicans. There is a possibility there will be some further changes in the 96-man “jury” on the McCarthy censure ca.se while the special session is under way. This depends on how long it lasts. Elevated From House Hru.ska, now a member of the House, was elected Tuesday to fill out the remaining four years of the term of the late Sen. Hugh Butler <R-Neb). Hruska will succeed Sen. Reynolds (R-Neb), temporarily appointed to succeed Butler. Mrs. Abel was elected only for a two-month term running until Jan. 3. She will succeed Sen. Eve Bowring (R-Neb), who was appointed to the seat of the late Sen. Griswold (R-Neb). Cotton, who also is a House member, was elected to complete the remaining two years of the term of the late Sen. Toby (R-NH). He displaces Sen. Upton (R-NH), named last year as Tobey’i successor. Daniel was appointed to fill out the remaining two months of the term of Sen. Maybank (D-SC), who died after Congress quit in August. His successor, J. Strom Thurmond, Democrat, ran for the full terai starting in January. Unsuccessful Suitor Held In Slaying of Schoolgirl, 15 THEWUTHER V. 1. DEPAETMEVT OF COMMEECE WEATHER Bl'BEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Fair and mlW Saturday night and Sunday. High Saturday 70-75, low Saturday night 45 and high Sunday In the 70a. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair thia afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Moderate temperature«. WEST TEXAS: Fair thia afternoM», tonight and Sunday. Warmer Pea» Valley eastwad UiU afternoon and tonight. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Warmer this afternoon and tonight. Gentle to moderate variable winds on the coast. CONFER—Senate 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. iN £A) Fiday P. M. 65 67 6« 68 65 57 52 51 SO m TEMPERATURES 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 0:38 9:30 10:38 lit» 12;» Saturday A. M. 48 49 47 45 47 44 43 49 55 High and low tomperaturM for M ina* mm at fOI A. Rkf •• «Ü Ik NORWOOD, Mass. m-k hastily scribbled note, a cigarette butt, a plaster set irf footprints and a dismantled auto fender may lead police to the savage sex murderer of pretty I5-year-old Geraldine An-nese. The bruised body, unclad except for her socks, of the vivacious high schcxil sophomore was found yesterday on the dirt floor of a two car garage in the back of her home. Her clothing had been strewn about the garage and the contents of her handbag dumped over her body. Dist. Atty. Myron Lane label«! 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 roan was being sought by police for questioning. His identity was withheld but investigators said he had tried unsuccessfully several times to date Geraldine, most recently this week. Police chemists, meanwhile, studied clues which they believe may have formed the pattern of murder. A small scrap of paper containing a penned note was termed by Police Chief Mark Folan as “a definite clue.” The cryptic message found near Geraldine’s ripped clothing read ia oat    ^    Yai.** !» 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 a possible clue. Folan said that plaster casts taken of footprints found in a muddy lawn leading from the garage to an adjacent yard were “of major importance.” “We think they may be the prints of Gerry’s murderer,” the police chief said. While Chemists examined a fender taken from an automc^ile parked in the 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 in a round of amusement spots in nearby towns. Police said the companions drove her home about 9:45 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-Year-Old Boy Saves Sister From Drowning A two-year-old boy saved his tiny one-year-old sister from drowning Friday in a tub (rf water. The children were playing on their grarulparents’ back porch when Paula Kay Eilers, 1, ieU into a tub of water. Her brother F. A. Eilers couldn’t pull her out, so he went through the house screaming “Mama." TTie family iomà the baby already btmùàm is Urn tidx Paula Kay was tak«i to a i*y-sician, who treated Mid released her. ^e was doing well Saturday morning, said her aunt. Katherfai« Teeters, 2211 Lowden St. Paula and F. A. are children of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Eilers, 2060 Anson Ave. Grandparents the ebUdren are Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Teeters, 2211 ;

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