Abilene Reporter News, January 16, 1962

Abilene Reporter News

January 16, 1962

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Issue date: Tuesday, January 16, 1962

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1962, Abilene, Texas Wsyt 'WITHOUT WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 81ST YEAR, NO. 213 ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prea MRS. (CATHERINE JACOB facing obscene movie charge POLICE CAPT. L. A. MARTIN IDENTIFIES FILM canister containing film is at lower right Staff phela by Ilenrr WglfJ Jr. JOE D. PRIDE complaining witness Censor Jury Seeing Film By BILL McADA Reporter-News Staff Writer Jurors in (lie city's first movit: censorship trial heard five pros- ecution witnesses in Corporation Courl Tuesday morning, then ad- journed to reconvene for an aft- ernoon showing of the offending movie, "Not Tonight, The movie described by prosecution witnesses as "immoral" and was to be shown at Ihe Palace Theater in the 100 blocij 6[ Chestnut SI. with a police officer as' projectionist. The unique trial is expected to be concluded Tuesday afternoon. Late Tuesday morning, an ef- fort by defense Atty. Beverly Tarpley to head otf showing of the film failed. She objected to introduction of the film into evi- dence, contending that police of- ficers had seized it illegally Dec. 3, 1961, the date of the alleged offense. Corporation Court Judge Don Wilson overruled Mrs. Tarpley's objection after City Ally. John Davidson pointed out that no war- rants were needed for the arrest of the projectionist. "The film was in his Davidson said. Mrs. Tarpley's move came dur- ing questioning of prosecution wit- ness Police Capl. L. A. Martin, the officer who arrested Ihe de- fondant, Mrs. Katherine Jacob. Mrs. Jacob is owner of the Cres- cent Drive-In Theater where the film was being shown. Judge Wilson excused the ju- rors from the jury box to hear he reason for Mrs. Tarpley's ob- kction. After extracting from Capt. Martin the fact that he did not lave warrants but only complaint forms when he made the arrest of he projectionist, Mrs. Tarpley charged that the film "was taken and without due process Crowds Causing 'Tougher' Policy By BILL McADA lUporlcr-.Nens Staff Wrilcr Police Chief Warren Dodson will be asked to direct his officers to get tough on the idle curious who often seriously hamper emergency work in Ihc critical minules im- mediately following nn act of vio- lence. Cily Manager Robert M. Tinsl- man, disturbed by the actions Ulan handling the emergency. Chief Dodson said he doesn't have "any real good on the subject, but said be would welcome (he discussion wilh the city manager. is is one of the greatest problems facing us right now." he said. He said that handling the crowds generated by nn accident or fire is sometimes more diffi- "Tlli; citizens who jammed around a nistnsloful Job drowning scene Friday night, The policy suggested by Tinst- iic plans lo discuss such a diree-jman drew praise from various live with Chief Dodson "as soon emergency workers, all of whom as we can sit down and lalk it say they favor whatever action is necessary to help gel a sometimes distasteful job done. "I feel officers should use force whenever the nature of the emer- gency demands Tinsiman said lie was sharply crilical of citizens who "quarterback or Iry lo sec OIH! guess Ihn work being done." "Those men arc trained to do a job, but it is difficult or impos- sible to do it properly ami effec- tively when they can hardly move ror the people jammed in around he said. tie advised citizens (o slay away from the scone of an emergency and let the news media keep them informed. "This information will be mori complete and fnr more accurate than Ihe citi7.cn could ever hope (o gain by butting in at Ihe lie said. Hindered Rescue Try Tinsiman said he has talked with Fire Chief D, C. Musick an; See CROWIXS, PR, 6-A, Col. 1 Woman Tries To Hang Self In Jail Cell An 18-year old Massachusetts woman, arrested on drunk charges, wenl berserk in her jail cell Tuesday morning and re- quired a straitjacket before she was subdued, police said. Officers snid Ihc attractive bnt- relic tried lo hang herself wilh the clastic from her urxlerclolh- Ing afler she had ripped off most of her clolhing in her jail cell. A physician had lo be called Iwicc lo adminisler sedatives to the raging woman, officers said. She was Iwpked on invrsligntion of insanity, investigation of nar- cotics addiction and drunk in a public place. Considerably calm- ed, she was being questioned by detectives Tuesday morning. She Intel officers she had been Jn Abilene about two months, A 33-yenr old civilian pilot wilh Cnlifornia airlines company was arrested wilh her ami charged with being drunk In pub- lic. He was being heH for question- hf by delcctivci. NEWS INDEX SECTION A SECTION WoiMn's IMWS Comki TV T. Your 10 ornejs, Cily Commissioner Wiley Connidly, and Iwo other defend- nnls companion cases, theater manager Duane Gates, and tick- eminent command, other accounts et seller, Mrs. Nina Braddock. 'have said soldiers operating in Ihe Trial of Ihe case against Mrs. afca ai'c Io5'al to leftist Antoine The unique trial is being heard by a panel of six men selected roin an original special venire of about 50. Opposing attorneys had 10 difficulty agreeing jury membership. The first prosecution witness vas called at 10; 10 a.m. He was Bill Morphcw, 170J Elrmvood Dr., an Abilene accountant. Morphew lold the jury llial Ihe ilm in question. "Appealed to depraved thought and exotic de- sires." The second witness, G a r v i n Beauchamp, dean of students at Abilene Christian College and a member of the movie Review ioard, testified the film showed nude women in various scenes. "This film wouldn't raise the inornl character of anyone who lad seen lie teslified, "I have never seen a movie as obscene as this." Under defense examination. Beauchamp admitled he was a member of the Cily Commission which drew up a previous anc controversial movie censorship or dinaiice and that he had great interest in its passage. He said none of the characters in lhat movie affected him person ally but that it would suggest im moral thoughts, he feels. Review Board Chairman Joe D Pride, the complaining witness told the jury he (bought the filn was obscene. "It was by far the most revealing motion picture have ever he said. He told Mrs. Tarpley neither he nor his board had asked Mrs Jacob for a special screening o "Not Tonight, when i was formally scheduled on a file in Ihe City Secretary's office However, he said the show dates were not filed in the requircc time. He said that in his opinion th film was obscene "because i ciealt with sex." He later amend ed his opinion to base the angle "on how Ihe mailer is ban died." Pride said lie missed nine pre vious showings "because I was down with Ihe The final prosecution wilness was Officer Shelby Fancher lestified lhat Ihe movie in ques tion bears the seal of (he Produe (ion Code of Motion Piclure As socialion of America. Fancher, who works partlime as projectionist at the Palace The atcr, said he had previewed the movie lost Friday in showing i to various prosecution officials He passed no opinion on (ho film's contents. The officer WB.I I o be the pro jeclionist for the special screen ing of the film jurors. The trial drew only a smal crowd. Among those In attend ance were t number oi local at Jacob came after Judge Wilson overruled a defense motion to quash the complaints Monday. In overruling the motion, Judge Wil- son said the jury would determine both the facts and the law in the :ase. Also charged with the same of- :cnse as that against Mrs. Jacob, Sales and Mrs. Braddock is Solon Slarr, the projectionist. Prosecution of these cases is expected to depend heavily on Ihe outcome of Ihe trial of Airs. Jac- ob, opposing attorneys said. Named to the jury were John W. Sickles, 1425 Cedar Cresl; S. A. Bacon, 5-12 College Dr.; Leo tandon. 526 E.N. 2lst St.; Cole- man Sparks, 5319 Durango St.; Don Taylor, 1734 Pine SI., ami'who was put under vii J. T. Weed. 3233 S. 13lh St. i arrest in Stanleyville Congo Soldiers Kill Missionaries 18 Bodies Recovered At Kongolo LF.OPOLDVILLE, Ihe Congo Roman Catholic missionaries were killed by Congo- lese soldiers at Kongolo in north Katanga on Jan. 1, church author- ities reported today. A dispatch from an Associated Press correspondent at Rukavu. a Kivu Province lown 225 northeast of Kongolo, said mis-, sionaries who escaped the miis- sacre reported the violence to Ibe bishop al Bukavu. The identity and nationality of [he victims were not given, but Ihey were reported to be mem- of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers. Belgian and Dutch priests were believed lo be .aong Ihe victims among the victims. The bodies of the 18 were recov- ered, the dispatch said. Another missionary was taken away and has not been heard from. The report to Ihe bishop said troops of the Congo central gov- ernment attacked missionaries living near Kongolo, beat them and then killed them. While this report named the jtroops as part of the central gov- C-izcnga's collapsing rebel regime in Stanleyville. Actually, the loyally of these undisciplined troops long has been in question. The central govern ment has never held more than nominal control over them. President Tshombc of Ka- tanga reported on Jan. 1 thai his forces had abandoned Kongolo and that the invaders were killing hundreds of civilians and burning villages as they advanced on the town. Tshombe claimed that the in- vading troops were under the or- ders of the Central Congo gov- ernment in Leopoldville, but re- ports since have indicated that they were loyal to pro-Communist Deputy P. eniier Antoine Gizcnga, irtual house Stanleyville Sunday. 95 KILLED IN CHICAGO Boy, 13, Says He Set School Fire CHICAGO (AP) Polce Sgl.rwent back lo his classroom on Drew Brown said today a 13- the second floor year-old boy has made a state- Sgl. Brown said his teacher I Thomas wi" tilke "P llis dulics 4TH INFANTRY TROOPS UNLOAD IN GERMANY first of clue