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   Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 21, 1954, Big Spring, Texas                              TODAYS A Little Cooler BIG SPRING DAILY HERALD AJL HERALD DEPARTMENTS Dial44331 VOL 27 NO 117 AP WIRE SERVICE BIG SPRING TEXAS THURSDAY OCTOBER 21 1954 PRICE FIVE CENTS TWENTYTWO PAGES TODAY OnWay To Altar Seen through their car window David F Hagler Jr Fort Worth businessman charged in an Oklahoma cremation slaying and Elisa beth Maria Bergmann smile at one another as they prepare to Fort Worth to be married They were married at Weatherford Tex Now the former German war bride cannot be forced to testify against Hagler AP ONEDAY HONEYMOON Hagler Back In Ft Worth Jail FORT WORTH out again David F Hagler Jr was back In jail this morning He surrendered at am to Sheriff Harlon Wright after Gov Shivers approved extradition to Oklahoma to face a murder charge charge But Haglers attorneys asked Judge Dave McGee for a writ of habeas corpus to free Hagler while their extradition appeal is pending before the Court of Crim inal Appeals McGee set a hearing on the re quest for am tomorrow Asst Dist Atty Jerry Murad he would fight setting of bond on the extradition appeal Defense lawyers expect their appeal to de lay Haglers removal to Oklahoma for two to three months Hagler looking refreshed after the All attempts to identify corpse have been futile and searched by officers investi gating the lldayold slaying was in Dallas Mrs Robinson who wept for a few minutes on the way to the court house marriage pulled a ring from her own fingers and gave it to Hagler for a wedding ring A solitaire and an ex pensive wedding band were among rings seized by Dallas officers day forcustoms investigation Hagler was in the Tarrant Coun ty jail here from last Wednesday until Tuesday morning when he was freed on a habeas corpus writ rearrested after police searched his home and then freed again yesterday morning Miss Bergmamr an attractive brunette was released in the mid dle of a habeas corpus hearing Favor To Queen Mother Allows Ship To Depart By HAL COOPER LONDON eased the liner Queen Elizabeth out of South ampton harbor in a loyal gesture a Britains Queen Mother and then began debating whether to join the waterfront strike which has paralyzed Britains major sea ports Queen Mother Elizabeth for whom the ship was named sailed for New York and a months visit to the United States and Canada It had been feared that the 18day dock stoppage now involving more than 43000 men might hamper her departure The walkout loudly backed b British Communists stems from a demand by dockers for the right to reject overtime work Fewer than half the strikers have the backinj of various unfons involved Queen Elizabeth II who began this morning a twoday tour o south Lancashire made a pointei change in her schedule to avoii the picketed Liverpool dock area The stillgrowing stoppage hel 298 ships idle in London Liver pool Birkenhead Hull Southamp ton Garston and Rochester Export shipments worth mor than 80 million pounds 224 mil lion dollars were piled upon the wharves Food reserves especially of im ported eggs butter and bacon were dwindling Prime Minister Winston Church ills government gave no sign of any immediate Intention to use troops for unloading essential im ports as has been done in previous major dock tieups A government board of inquiry which began investigating the dis pute yesterday is expected to con tinue hearings until Saturday The government likely will wait until the inquiry ends before ordering Allies Endorse Steps To End Occupation In West Germany To Ink Documents At Later Session Medical Speakers Gather out troops an overnight honeynoan was wearing the brown slacks and white shirt he wore at his wedding yesterday afternoon to Elisabeth Maria Bergmann 25 Hagler 35 and the shapely ior mer German war bride of an American GI were married yes terday by a county judge in a 4 mlnute ceremony The Tort Worth business man wore no coat and his bride wore the same gray jersey dress in which she flew back from Munich Germany to aid him in his fight against the murder charge As his wife she cannot be made to testify against him A charred corpse believed to be Haglers at first was found near Davis Okla Oct 10 in a station wagon he had borrowed from his exwife Three days later after police established the body was not Haglers he surrendered to police here and was charged with the slaying Stains Found Not Blood After All OKLAHOMA CITY HB Claude Seymour assistant chief of the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation today said stains found in the apart ment cf David Fred Hagler Jr Fort Worth murder suspect were not blood Seymour said a chemists report showed the stains probably were from a soft drink spiiled on the walls and drapes The stains were found in Hag Icrs Fort Worth apartment Seymour also said officers were checking on the report D W Stan Icy Fort Gibson Okla was miss ing and might be the unidentified victim Seymour said he was told Stan Icy left his mothers home at Apple Springs Tex at a time which should fit the situation The char red corpse first believed to be Haglers was found near Davis Okla Oct 10 The OBI operative said Stanley left Texas for Fort Gibson and has not been heard irom since He said he was about Haglers size I THE WEATHER Tuesday night in Dallas when offi cers said they were through with her There were these developments Miss Bergmann informed of the events by transAtlantic telephone flew from Munich to be by her fiances side She was detained and grilled for hours by officers when she arrived at the Dallas airport and was released from the Dallas jail less than 18 hours before her marriage Hagler freed on a habeas corpus writ had been out of jail but 5 hours and 25 minutes before the ceremony Shortly after the marriage cere mony performed by Parker County Judge Alfred W Mullinix Gov Allan Shivers granted Oklahomas extradition request Only vTitnesses at yesterdays marriage ceremony were Haglers mother Mrs R W Robinson his uncle by a previous marriage E S Eastwood and a reporter and photographer from the Fort Worth StarTelegram Immediately after the ceremony they drove the witnesses to Fort Worth and then started on their preshortened honeymoon in a light blue Cadillac belonging to Mrs Robinson The 25yearold bride had no Suggs Bids Low On Base Project A E Suggs Coifs true lion Com pany of Big Spring is the apparent low bidder for the proposed post exchange building at Webb AFB The Suggs proposal opened Wed nesday at the U S Engineers district office in Albuquerque N M was for as compared with 564898 for the government estimates Leroy Lange of Big Spring was second low with a bid of 583420 for the structure Third was Westex Construction of Borger with a proposal of Ac tual award has not been made The bid of for base hang ar and maintenance shops sub mitted by Cooper Construction of Odessa was still under study by the U S Engineers Suggs was of as against a govern ment estimate of Earlier the possibility of an error in ex tensions by the low bidder was second low on this with a proposal taken into consideration Clinicians who are conducting todays medical meeting at iht Big Spring Veterans Hospital were snapped prior to the opening of lectures this morning They are left to right Dr Bromley Smith Free man of Houston Dr Jackson H Friedlander of the local VA Hospital and Dr Arthur Grollman of Dallas The medical meeting Is sponsored jointly by the Permian Basin Medical Society and the VA Hospital and is the first of its type in this area Doctors had registered this morning from a number of surrounding counties Dr Grollman chairman of the experimental medicine department at Southwest ern Medical School was to have talked this morning on The Hypothalamus and Its Disorders Dr Freeman plastic surgeon and noted lecturer is scheduled to speak on Plastic Surgery of the Hand this afternoon Dr Friedlander introduced the two speakers to West Texas physicians and led off the mornings discussion FIVE WOMEN FOUR MEN Ninth Juror Chosen For Trial Of Sheppard In Wifes Death BULLETIN PARIS European nations including a West Ger many on the verge of all but full sovereignty today agreed to join a Western European Union for common defense The United States and Canada will stand by as partners and guarantors PARIS three Western Powers and the Bonn Republic to day reached complete agreement on steps to end the Allied occupa tion of West Germany and restore virtually all sovereignty to the West Germans The foreign ministers of the United States Britain and France took the action this afternoon in a brief session with West German ChancellorForeign Minister Kon rad Adenauer The documents along with a se ries of annexes covering West Germanys future relations with the West and the status of Allied armed forces in West Germany are to be signed hi a formal session Saturday Todays action cleared the way for West Germanys incorporation into a sevenpower West European Union and membership In the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion Treaties embodying these steps are to be signed Saturday also pending successful conclusion ol additional talks to be held here The three Western Powers re tained a few strings on West Ger man sovereignty to enable them to j negotiate with the Soviet Union on German reunification and on peace treaty for a reunited Ger many They also kept right to re sume the occupation in case of emergency and power to cope with the special situation in Berlin Following this brief session West German Chancellor Konrad Aden auer and ITS Secretary of State measures to supervise and control German rearmament under such a pact West German and other sources predicted quick agreement before nightfall Tlie FrenchGerman dispute on the Snar appeared the only major hurdSe in the tight ministerial schedule MendesFrance has said he will See GERMANY Pr 2 Cot 3 By WILLIAM NEWKIRK CLEVELAND The ninth member of the Sheppard murder trial jury was selected today as the trial began moving along at a swifter pace Two housewives were named to the panel today The latest chosen was Mrs Margaret E Adams wife of a vice president of a metal parts firm At that point five wo men and four men had been se lected Earlier Mrs Beatrice Oren stein wife of a postal clerk was named The trial recessedfor lunch after the ninth juror was picked Continuing the pattern of the first three days defense attorneys ham mered at the jurors views on sex as attempts were pressed to select a panel to try Dr Samuel H Sheppard on a charge of beating to death his pretty wife Marilyn 31 last July 4 In questioning Mrs Orenstein William J Corrigan chief defense attorney asked Do you remember reading In the papers about a young lady named Susan Hayes trousseau Her baggage seized in the baffling complicated case 1 Hagler said reports he had insurance policies made out to Miss Bergmann were untrue 2 An attorney for the accused man said the socalled mystery car officers said Hagler used to get away from the murder scene would be surrendered today Hag See HAGLER Pg 2 Col 2 Indecent Exposure Case Investigated The city police were working with District Attorney Guilford Jones today in conducting an in vestigation of an alleged indecent exposure case case involves a number of junior high school girls who say that a manhas exposed himself to them Report was made to po ice yesterday at noon by teachers with whom the children talked District Attorney Jones stated that evidence concerning the case will be presented to the grand jury when it meets next week No ar rests had been made this morning police said ANSWERS DEMO CRITICISM Eisenhower Tells Nation Of Foreign Policy Hopes Nob Wetbacks in Ohio CLEVELAND immi gration officials participating in a nationwide drive to rout out Mexican have arrest ed 7 along with 21 other aliens for possible deportation in North cast Ohio Roberts Estate Set At BIO SPRTNG AND V Partly cloudy and a little cooler this Umlghl ard Frldnr Rich today B2 lew tonlcht JO hlsh to morrow 82 Tilfhost t e m D c r ahire this date R In 1308 IKJ 1921 1931 lowestthis The estate of the late Mrs Dcra Roberts amounted to not including debts by or to Mrs Roberts Inventory and appraisal and list of claims of debts to and by the estate were approved Wednesday by Judge R H Weaver in Howard County Probate Court The inventory showed real estate appraised at produc ing royalty interests valued at nonproducing mineral and royalty interests worth cash or equivalent totaling 396S9 stocks amounting to 75712 municipal bonds totaling and U at The inventory did not include onehalf interest in the stock of El Pacadora Packing Plant Mex ico value of which was undeter mined Due the By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH NEW YORK Ifl President Ei senhower told the nation last night his administration has come far toward blocking Communist ag gression and winning lasting world peace but that Russia and Red China still are dangerous threats The House called his ma President Enters Governors Race n New York State NEW YORK Ei senhower told state Republican campaign workers today prior to a whirlwind tour of New York City it was tremendously important that U S Sen Irving M Ives be elected governor to carry on the GOP program Newsmen traveling with th President said it was the mos outright endorsement that Kisen has given to any individua candidate in tie present politica campaign The tour of the city which began immediately after the brief talk to campaign workers came as a surprise H was reminiscent of the famous motorcade of President Franklin D Roosevelt who seeking a fourth term toured the city bare headed in a heavy rain during the 1944 presidential campaign Referring to the current political Then Corrigan asked whether he had read articles concerning connection between the pretty auburnhaired technician and the landsome Bay Village osteopath Again she said she had Finally Corrlgan asked whether he had read where Susan Hayes had revealed to a Press Cleveland ress reporter that she had had intimacies with Sam Sheppard She said she had read it Corrigan dropped that line of questioning and Mrs Orenstein was seated in the jury box soon after she stated I have already Instructed my family not to question me at all about the case Corrigan and Fred W Garmone another defense attorney probed the sex angle repeatedly in ques tioning prospective jurors yester day They wanted to know if the ven iremen would be prejudiced against a person who might have engaged In illicit love The name curvaceous Susan Hayes 24yearnold hospital techni cian came up with increasing fre Dulles British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden and French PremierForeign Minister Pierre MendesFrance went Into session with ministers representing Bel gium the Netherlands Luxem bourg Italy and Canada to study the projected Western European Union1 This union embracing a revised and reinforced Brussels alliance and grouping Britain France the Benelux countries West Germany and Italy is designed as a frame work for West German rearma ment within the NATO structure Canada and the United States are in the role of The parley guarantor nations was considering Womens Group Exceeds Quota In UF Campaign The Womens Division of United Fund had exceeded Its quo ta this morning and money still was trickling in Mrs Norman Bead general chairman reported The Womens Division report was to be submitted along with reports from all other at noon meeting today Campaign leaders were hopeful ic reports would put the onea ear drive well past the halt way mark toward tthe goal Response in the Employe Divi sion appearedto be extremely fa vorable A preliminary report from Railway workers Indicated the average contribution per em ploye there Is running about 25 per cent ahead ol the 1953 aver age It was hoped that employes of other organizations were re sponding equally as well Drive leaders pointed out ihat the Employe Division apparently must provide most of the 10 per cent increase in the United Fond budget and widespread participa tion as well as liberal giving will be necessary to make the cam paign a success Leaders in the various divisions are plugging to ward a windup deadline of Fri day Oct eight days away Quota for the Womens Division was 51250 Mrs Read said this morning that 51263 had been col lected in a whirlwind canvass of residential districts Tuesday and Wednesday More than 50 women organized Into seven sections conducted the canvass The section chairmen are Mrs A K Turner Mrs W C Foster Mrs Don Newsom Mrs Floyd Mays Mrs H W Kirby Mrs Toots ftlansfield and Mrs Clyde Thomas Jr ONE OF SEVERAL MISHAPS or address here nonpolitical nd the President termed it a re ily to sharp criticism fired at Re mblican foreign policy by forme President Harry S Truman andlquency E Stevenson the 1952 Dem Dr Sheppard a boyishfaced os But Eisenhowers he free world can ocratic presidential nominee assertion that indeed take heart over what he outlined as jrogress achievedin the struggle against communism contrasted with the picture painted by Tru mnn and Stevenson last week On the Presidents calendar is another major address here to night and last being tabbed nonpolitical by the White House He will speak at the annual Al fred E Smith Memorial Dinner at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel The address is scheduled for pm EST The President spoke last nigh to 1500 guests at a dinner mark ing the 300th anniversary of Jewish life in the United States Mentioning some obstacles still in the way of achievement of an enduring peace he declared The principal and continuing factor is the persistently aggres sive design of Moscow and Peiping which shows no evidence of gen SemiTrailer Truck Burns After Crash teopath Is charged with firstde gree murder in the bedroom slay ng of his wife Marilyn 31 on fuly 4 He says a mysterous in ruder killed her Miss Hayes name came up at one point in questioning by Gar none of Mrs Louise K Feuchler eventually seated as a fifth juror Garmone asked Mrs Feuchler several questions about whether she had seen published pictures and stories about Miss Hayes and for the first time was not met with objections from the prosecu tion and Judge Edward Blythin One of Garmones questions was Susan Hayes made a state ment to a reporter during her trav els here from California about the fact that she had been intimate with Sam Sheppard If you read that quotation by Miss Hayes would that cause you to become prejudiced Mrs Feuchler replied No1 Later Corrigan tried the same estate including notes campaign in the state Eisenhower said and other obligations was total of One indispensable ingredient In Debts the estate in cluded on Mrs Roberts 1953 individual income tax and due Terrells Laboratories for professional services rendered by Dr T C Terrell during 1952 and 1953 Total owed by the estate was any victory is heart He declared that many things were necessary to tion plans that none was so important as the heart for a figbt He said there was nothing secret about the ballot he intends to cast Im going to vote a straight line of questioning with another prospective juror and was halted by the judge An 18 or 20ton semitrailer truck burned on Highway 80 west as of Big Spring Wednesday after it collided with a 10ton road roller being used in construction of the freeway Highway Patrol officers said the truck struck the rear of the big roller as both machines moved toward Big Spring The truck burst into flames and was destroyed following the col lision One wheel was knocked loose from the heavy roller Steve G Morris Big Spring operator of the suffered a wrist fracture as he was thrown off the machine The truck driver John Lee Odett Jr of Denison was not injured the officers said The mishap occurred about noon Wednesday some six miles west of Big Spring at a point where freeway construction is under way Damages were unofficially esti mated at or more including 56000 to the truck and its cargo and Sl500 to the roller The truck loaded with oil field equipment The automobile was described a total loss following the mc Corriean was outraged He See SHEPPARD Pg 2 Col 5 WOT ot the were j Republican ticket he said add rmrf ailtin cats ois i oonds amounting to R t Cook Robert T Plncr and ing that he was going to do so In 1920 and other personal property valued Robert Stripling all ot Big Spring uine change despite their professed desire to relax tensions and to pre serve peace But ne said much progress has been made toward thwarting the spread of communism through the new Western Europe defense alliance agreement and through the Southeast Asia pact recently signed at Manila for example He also mentioned improvement of the situations in Suez Trieste and Guatemala He cited other areas and other fields too and added In these many ways our nation will continue tirelessly in its quest for peace based on justice In re cent months we have come and yet we know that the road j ratUN IT ED TAX ahead it long and difficult was the property of the J II Rose Company The truckroller crash was one cident while damage to the pick up was estimated at about and to the truck at about The other mishap occurred at the bridge on Highway 80 about 13 miles east of the city limits car driven by Neil Leroy Flem ng of Odessa went out of control pun around and skidded back ward into the bridge abutment The investigating officers said a lire blew out on the car as it at empted to pass a truck which was passing another automobile Fleming received a cut on his face but did not receive medical treatment Ambulances were dispatched to the scenes of two automobile ac cidents in Big Spring yesterday but drivers said that noneof the people involved were taken to lor cal hospitals The collisions were at the interv section of Tenth and Nolan and in the 500 block of Northwest Fourth Street Claire Johnson Olsafc Box 871 and Mary McNain Fort Worth of three highway mishaps report cd near Big Spring Wednesday No one was injured in a three vehicle smashup at Bitdwell Lane and Highway 80 near the east city limits A car truck and pickup were involved Officers said a car operated by Oscar Gordon Hughes 1506 Tuc son was struck in the rear by a pickup driven by Gerald Dean Hartley Bos 643 as the car pre pared to make a left turn A truck driven by James C Kiliingsworth and approaching from the opposite direction then was in a collision with the Hartley pickup Bolh the truck and pickup are theproperty Southwestern Ecu telephone Company were drivers of cars in accident collision at the intersection The was about pm Vehicles operated by Odder Johnson 907 NW 2nd and Veto Gomez 60S NW 4th were in col lision on Northwest Fourth Driver of the Nalley ambulance said cars were damaged considerably but that there apparently were no In juries TSgt Sam Altergott State Htt tel advised police about pm that his parked automobile rolled into a 1951 Chevrolet behind Har ris Cafe in the 200 block of Gregg A motorcycle was pushed over on the Hamby Used Car Lot last night and damage resulted to a neighboring car police Mid il   

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