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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas mi MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE. TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DEC. 10. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS ICHIRO HATOVAMA TALKS FOR LIFE PRICE DAILY Se, SUNDAY Ite Dr. Sam Calm In Own Defense CLEVELAND, Dec. Or. Samuel Sheppard took the witness stand today in defense of his life. He nan in a solemnly boyish voice that be and slain wife had no serious disagreement, did not discuss divorce. The 30-year-old osteopath is ac- cused of murdering pregnant, 31- year-old Marilyn Sbeppard, his her bed last July 4 after an illicit affair with pretty Susan Hayes. With calm, surgeon's detach- ment, Dr. Sheppard touched only lightly on the affair with the 24- year-old Miss Hayes. He was act pressed for details. But he did say Marilyn had no more than an academic interest in he gave Susao. Ahead of Dr. Sheppard at the end of the court day lay Us Pro-US. Man Named Jap Prime Minister TOKYO, Friday, Dec. 10 promised little immediate change Ichiro Haloyama, a pro-0. S. con- servative, yesterday was named prime minister hut his Socialist supporters forced from him a pledge of .new elections which they expect to win. The Socialists, who oppose U. S. bales In Japan, rearmament, and Japan's pro-West foreign policy, obtained as a price of their support a promise that he .would dissolve the Diet and call new elections by March 10. Socialists then Joined Hato- yama's Democrats in the lower house ana gave hint a 237 to 191 victory over Takelora Ogata, pres- ident of former Prime Minister Shigeru YosWda'i Liberal (con- servative) par-3'. The only Com- munist in the abstained. Yeshlda, who steered Japan through seven trying postwar years hy aligning it closely with the United States, resigned Thurs- day before the Socialist-Democrat coalition couM a no-confi- dence motion; The switch hi ministers Tyler Finn low Bidder on AFB ShopSlruchire The Mito J. Choate construction firm of Tyler was apparent low bidder Thursday on a base maintenance shop building at Abi- lene Air Force Base. The firm submitted a bid of IM for construction-of W by 7} foot concrete block structure. Bids were opened Thursday aft- ernoon at the Fort Worth district office of the Corps of Engineers. Choate was successful bidder Nov. 30 on an engine build-up shop at the base, submitting a bid of P73.3T7.82. Next bid opening will Dec. IS when bids will be opened for eight organizational maintenance sliop buildings, each 112 by 41 feet, of one-story concrete block construction. in Japanese, foreign policy. Hato- yama says Japan must maintain her place among free nations but he favors increased trade with Red China and Russia, as do the So- cialists. Japanese political and business leaders predicted Hatoyama would do little, anything, to change Japan's relations with the Com- munist bloc in the short time al- loted before new elections. Hatoyama called a Democratic party session for this morning to discuss his new Cabinet, which is likely to include some prewar fig- ures familiar la the West. It was almost certain to include Mambru Shigecnltsu. wartime for- eign minister who signed the Jap- as deputy minister and foreign minister. Al- though served a short term as a major "war criminal" he has many U. I. friends and not ajiti-Anierican. Former Adm. No- mura, ambassador to Washington at time of the Pearl Harbor attack, was slated for minister state nod chief of the Japan De- fense Board. He also la friendly to United States. Placed Your Wont Ad For Th, Weekend? Jutt a reminder ttxrt the time for plocino four Wont Ad b drawing near sod know you won't wont to fcTorr it. You know your Wont Is a big rhtng to target, even though it n small In cost and And a olqnt in slw when It cornel to getting rcsulti! It should With dolly Traders of 'Abilena It'i bound to obtain quick, profitable ntsulti for So, If you've forgotten, dial 27841 now and place your ad. Closing time fat odt h 4 P.M. and noon Saturday for Sunday. Space ods will ac- cepted until noon Friday. POLL JUDGES URGED TO CALL SENATE RETURNS TO 4-7271 A Taylor County election bureau will be operated Saturday night by the Abilene Reporter-News and the city's two radio stations to compile and report results of the 24th District state senatorial race. The bureau will be in the business office of the news- paper. Election judges are urged to report returns as soon as possible to both the newspaper and radio stations by calling one number 4-7271. Representatives of the stations will in the Re- porter-News offices to call returns to the stations as soon as they are received from 'ENOUGH CHOSEN' First Women Due to Serve On 42nd Court Grand Jury The first womea jurors ha Taylor County probably will a grand jury. Mrs. Joe Benson, Clainnont, ask) Thursday that the of "several" womea were Included among UK panel chosen for the grand jury January term ef District Court. Mrs. Benson was one of women U> sot a Taylor County precedent when J. R, BUck aamed them UM Jury conanU- this Other of commission Mrs. Jenkbs ef Tuscola, Bart Chapman of AbtttM aad Booth Warroa of Mortal BSCSNM MM of mad jar- on by taw MsB-aaffti I ing sf the court term the names on the panel could not be disclos- ed, nor was number of womea Bat Benson said the "Includes oaeugh womea that there win some serviag en the grand jury." The commission se- lects ettowns for rand jury hot only U will required te asm. Tbta makes aOew tun possible excuen tor jsrsoai would (3 select of said, "aad to (Me Waders awl b mtHtr affairs added taat Mtriag tory supreme own wold by word recital of Marilyn's violent death. In nix telling of the story may lie his salvation. He says a prowler killed Marilyn. Defense Ally. William J. Corrigan told Dr. Sheppard at jne .point, "there was some in- formation given to the jury about talk of divorce between you and Marilyn Will yw tell the jury, whether there was any talk of divorce, between you and Mari- "No, sir, there Dr. Sheppard replied firmly. "Do you want me to enlarge upon "No I don't want you to enlarge upon Corrigan told him in voice that sounded peevish. "If anybody wants you to enlarge upon it, let them ask you. Now was 'here any serious disagreement be- tween you and your Dfaagreemesi "No, the witness .replied. "I wouldn't say there was any serious disagreement between Marilyn and myself at any Miss Hayes testified a 15-month affair with Dr. Sheppard was climaxed in- Lot Angeles last March when they shared the same bedroom for a week. Marilyn was staying wiOi friends at a ranch near Monterey, Cal., 300 miles to the north. Dr. Sheppard testified he went to California for graduate hospi- tal work. "And it was on that trip at that time that you met Miss Susan Hayes, a she Corrigan asked. "Yes, Dr. Shepjwrd re- plied. fey Dr. Sheppard said he got a new car purely by chance while Miss Hayes was with hin He and Marilyn had been on the lookout for a Lincoln Continental, he testi- fied, and when he got a chance to trade even for one in California, ht jumped at it. As for a watch Susan to replace she lost with him, Dr. Mid there ww no DJL MM. 4 Witness in Hagler Torch Case Russian Notes Try to Block Paris Pad MOSCOW, Dec. Soviet Union warned the Western pow- ers tonight that Russia and its East European Communist allies would increase their armed forces f Wflst Germany is rearmed. In notes specifically aimed to we cut Western ratification of the Paris agreement to rearm West :ermany, Russia told the United States, Britain and France the stepping up of Red armaments was "to counteroppose the growing armed forces of the aggressive ,Utes threatening the maintenance of peace." PMges Discussion of the German ques- :ion, Russia said, will depend upon Western rejection of proposals to rearm Bonn. Together with Hs notes to Western powers the Soviet govern- ment delivered the text of a declaration adopted at last week's Moscow security conference of tight East European Communist states pledging an increase in armaments under a unified com- mand presumably Russia to counter the prospective rearma- ment of West .Germany. Ratification of the Loadon-Parls accords, which would, virtually free the Bonn Republic and link its rearmed forces to NATO trough the Western European Un- ion, appeared threatened in West Germany itself. Chancellor Kon- rad Adenauer's firm hold on the upper house of Ihe federal Parlia- ment was loosened when Socialists and three Right Wing parties in Bavaria formed a state coalition against rearming. This coalition, if It U able te hold the power in the stale, will appoint Bavaria's six representatives in the Federal Bundesrat (upper Loss of Adenauer's two-thirds majority in Ihe Sundesrat poses a serious new threat U ratification of the rearm- ament treaties. The Soviet totes said rearming West Germany would make im- unification of the East i soaes ef Germany. They aee NOTCS. Pg, t-A, NEWS INDEX PARTY LEADERS In an jovial mood, New York Uov-elect AvereU Harriman, ex- President Harry S. Truman and Paul M. Butler, new Democratic national chamnan, left to right, are shown as they met in Kansas City, Mo., for a private luncheon. (AP) Snyder Boy Gang Admits Burglaries SNYDER, Dec. I (RNS> A wave of M burglaries aad thefts was broken by officers here Thurs- day morning with the arrest of a juvenile gang, members ranging in age from 11 to 1C. Officers said la of 11 youths tak- en into custody had signed state- ments; admitting to burglaries of nine residences, some of them more than once, five business con- cerns, out school and several other thefts in addition to tba burglar- ies. Sheriff and Departments were of opinion that there may b> other crimes solved with the questioning of UM llth youth tod two others to picked tap far questioning. Juvenile court proceedings haw already been begun against soma of the youths and proceedings against others art scheduled soon. A few of the haw previously been placed oo probation by juvenile court and released to their parents, police stated. Oldest of the youths, who will bt 17 in a few days, has been ar- rested on several burglary and theft Officers said 2 Youths Caught Looting Garage An alert Abtlenian gave police a play-by-play description of two youths as they burglarized a gar- age which later led to their capture Thursday night. The call from a tipster whom police declined to identify that two youths were burglarizing Slim Ford's Garage. Mi St., at 950 p.m. quickly brought about their arrest at the scene. Their ferrets were second and third for burglaries which have plagued Abilene stnce Thanksgiv- ing Day, Detective L. W. Dodson said. The youths, one li, and the other It, were caught in fee act u five police officers moved b. One was caughtjH) outstdt of the ImiM- iiuf while other was inside the building gathering more loot, Dod- son added. A search of their Chevrolet revealed 'more ranging from motorcycle parts eatns and pies. Dodson said the pah- denied en- tering the Abilene Pastry Shop, 1931 St., and the Rarley Davidson Motor Sales Shop, North llth St., which also THEWEATHBt ABILZMC AND VKWTTY ti iniiinririi. sum FrfcUjr Uw FnW BKk Uuata 'm M. I50S.TM cZNTBAL ZE SOimi CSairrsUU. TEXAS burglarised Thursday night. motor sales shop is next door to Slim Ford's Garage. Entrance to tie garage had been gained through a back door. W. G. Ford, owner of the garage, identified a transmission and a batten' which had, been taken from the garage and brought to the police station. Proposal in Sky Gels Firm'Ho' BOYNE CITY, Mich., Dec. UrV- Lovelorn aviator Carl Demler, 40, uv.o proposed to lady of choice via a banner hi sky, dirtn'l get i "yes." Instead, got a "no" from Mrs. Brandt, a divorcee, who told newsmen: "Aad definite." This upstate Michtgu city ef I.MS got exciled yesterday a plane circled for U minutes, trail- ing a huge banner which read: "Kvelya Ilow you. Marry me. "Everyone was thrilled but said Mrs. Brandt. "He's already had bis private." To Iks on Pay Boost for Drivers DALLAS, Dec. M-Contract talks oo wage hike? sought for AFL track drivers ia Southwest opened today betweea the AFL TeamsUrs Union aad the Optratera TO CHRISTMAS he. coaiscsod te three automobile burglaries, three .business house and a bsglary. and Sheriffs Departments identified him as the most frequent offender. They were of the opinion that was probably ring leader. They reported tram a respectable neighborhood. with both parents, was very cour- teous but seemed proud ol his crimes. said youth abe admit- ted stealing a key to a used car belonging to Pmkn and using UM car aigktly at hfa> discretion. v-- 14-Tnr-ON Ttrflaat Officers said one of the most de- fiant of the ia gang was a 14-year-okL described by another member of the gang as the type who thought it smart and very brave to accept aay chal- lenge thrown at him. Several of the des- cribed by police as being very co- operative "in helping solve the burglaries aad thefts and seemed sorry for what they had done. Most of loot taken by gang was of small value bat offi- cers cited Instance of burg- lary of that netted said that majority ol the loot stolen bad been recovered. Items from numerous home, businBss concerns and other places included chewing gum itilan from a pickup truck, fuel aad tools from two county road nuiotasBen, a sack of oranges (rose a parked truck, gasoline and battery from a truck parked ia Scurry County Park and several from a St. Claire Found Dead in Garage IRVING, Tex., Dec. 9 (APJ Frank St Claire, the states principal witness in a mysterious Oklahoma torch slaying, shot himself to death tonight shortly after he com- plained that "life was getting too much" for him. The hody was found in the St Claire garage, a 38 revolver nearby. .uni did himsetf." Sheriffs deputy Harry Weatberford told the Associated Press shortly afterward Verdict of Snieide the Peace J. E. CantreU later returned an inquest verdict of suicide. Weatherford said the body was found about 7 p.m. been dead maybe four or five hours the of- ficer said. "A neighbor told us he talked to St. Clairs about seemed despondent He must have done it shortly afterwards. Officers said the neighbor quoted St Claire as saying at it seemed "We was getting too much" for him. Left Three Notes "He left three Weatherford said One was ad- dressed to Dallas Police Capt Will Fritz, head of the homi- cide, division, and two notes to Mrs. St Claire. v Dallas County Sheriff Bill Decker said he had not read the notes but that Irving Chief of Police Bill Cooper informed him they con- tained "no confessions." Decker said be understood the notes, would not add materially to long stateaent St Claire gave officers recently concerning UK slaying. St Cuure was a of Fort Wartb business- Fred Hagler Jr. wMaTuierilu IB________ homa slaying. A charred body was fostxt Oct U near Davis, Oknt; in Hagler's 'burning station wagon. Hagler has deakd the slaying and says he does not know bo un- identified body is. St Cliire, 47, Irving ear sales- man, sajd that about Oct 1 Hagler told him he planned to get a body from a morgue for S500 and born it as a part of a insurance swindle. St. Claire said oo Nov. W, through his Mays. that he thought Hagler joking and didn't pay much attention to Te Toarbs Ceart Several days before body was found in Oklahoma, RagJer asked St. Claire to follow him to a tourist court sear Turner FaHs, Okla., while Hagler drove a new car. car was be ten at tourist court te be picked up by another salesman. St. Claire said be took Hagler at his word, followed him to Okla- homa, then drove him back U Fort Worth. St Claire said that when the hody was found ia the burned station wagon he assumed from newspaper stories It really was Hagler's, Through his attorney, at denied that be had implicated him- self b any way with Hagler in Ike Hagler ia free OB W5.9OJ appeal bond b cesBwctbB witk Okla- homa's extradttksi attempt Claire was never charged ia any manner. He accompa- aied Texas aad Oklahoma officers on a trip tout OklabqM to retrace tat and Hagter took. 2MundayMen Hurt in Wreck HASKELL, Bee. (RNS) Monday OMB iajured when their ear creiUimeil Thursday afternoon near Wetoart BUI Lemley. S, and Earl Pmttt, 45, wen admitted la HaakcO County Hospital Chief B. T. Gordon Pnmt was believed to beck but extent of not fanmediateiy Gordon and Highway PatrohBaa Bin Davis of Stamford investigated the wreck which occurred about 4 p.m. on Highway OT south of Weuert >H miles.- Gordon said Pmitt was drrrtag oorth lost control of car which evMUmiad at least twict. Fira Control PUSAN, Friday. Dec. H tatt-mmrmg Draught control today after ft de- stroyed 7W Koreu dwellings, a school, church, aid several quonaet hots h.lMictKg to the MONEY NEEDED Goodfellow Toy Store Being Decorated; Movie Dote Set From Girl scoot Brawnies UM Bed Cross, retched ia Thursday to Goodfel- low Try woa'l be cemplet- ed, though, oatil Dec. 14. Open bouse b set for Dec. u at buUdmg at North Third awl Watast .Paul chairmaa ef Soodfettowt, said Ttanday that wB laag ot Dec. H, in th, saM Wifly AJkao. UM Three "Carahr wKk M will This year, the asked hrin goods, fnuts, nuts any KM of food, dotting will Admbsta is free, addaig ttet SMW h to everj'body that ki years, sartlian hssUkea braken saCVW. UBM to rcaasr at aach (insrtrihwi deetdea ask tor (or this Clothing, toys, food, tXJW; coatlng- fund, seo; packing, deco- and tm. Only fixed overhead is tat salary br a helper far month. TMal bill ia NO IMB.M. Rate J. Elwrt Sastk Mt. 4 Hm T. at Mr. Mt. ft MRS, a U ;