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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S NEIGHBORS MASON CITY STORES Open Wed and Thurs Nights Dec 2223 Until 9 OCIock Closed Dec 24 ar 5 VOL LXI Associated Press and Jolted Press Full Lease Wires CcnU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22 1954 This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection No DR STEPHEN SHEPPARD WIFE BETTY Brother on Way Home as Trial Ends JURY FOREMAN JAMES C BIRD Verdict After 102 Hours AP Wirephotos MRS RICHARD SHEPPARD SisterinLaw Wept Guilty Lawyers Seek New Trial Gets Life Imprisonment Jury Had Case 102 Hours CLEVELAND Samuel Sheppard boyishfaced defendant In a sensational that made him a familiar Dr Sam to newspaper readers nation was convicted Tuesday on seconc degree murder A jury reached that verdict which does not carry the death pen five days of deliberation Still protesting I am not guilty Sheppard was sentenced immedi ately to life imprisonment The state had asked the death pen contended Sheppard bludgeoned his pregnant Marilyn to death after an a ment over his affairs with other women Sheppard insisted she was killed by another man probably a bur who comfort able home sfe Erie But Tuesday when the ver diet was read he learnec that the jurors did not believe him His lawyers announced they will appeal for a new trial Ifit is de pied or goes against him a second time he will be in prison at leas 10 years Then he would be eligible to apply for parole His 31st birthday comes one week from Wednesday Beaten to Death Last July 4 in the dark early morning hours Marilyn Sheppard was beaten to death lay in bed She was four months preg nant Sheppard told police that a powerfully built intruder commit ted the crime and knocked him out when he ran into the bedroom The state said Sheppard was in volved with other women One of them s an Hayes came from California to testify as a prosecution wit ness She is 24 slim auburn haired and at tractive She ad mitted intimate relations with the doctor He denied them at SHEPPARD first but also admitted later that what she said was true Last Friday morning the jury oi seven men and five women retired to weigh the evidence Tuesday at p m 101 hours and 59 minutes later the buzzer sounded in the courtroom signifying they had at last reached a verdict It was 20 minutes before the ac cused man came into the court room He sat down between two of hislawyers William J Corrigan and Arthur Petersilge He talked to them for a brief instant then leaned back in his chair His eyes were closed He was clinching his hands so tightly that his knuckles turned white Rtad Verdict Judge Edward Blythin read the Yerdict which said We themembers of the jury find the defendant not guilty of firstdegree murder but guilty of seconddegree The judge ordered him Shep to stand before the high bench and asked the doctor if he had anything To say before sen tcnce was pronounced Sheppird said I am not guilty and I there has been prdof pre lented that I could not have per formed this Corrigan defiant and aggressive always he would file notice ef intention to appeal next Friday The judge set Dec 30 for the hear fcgon it iteppanis bvodwr great has beei Main Issue How Guilty Jurors Tell How They Debated CLEVELAND Ohio Dr Samuel H Sheppard wifemur der jury took so long in reaching a verdict because it had difficulty in deciding just how guilty the os teopathic surgeon was The Cleveland Press said it had learned in and those talks with the jurors associated with them that they took 18 ballots during their fiveday deliberation Just Mow Guilty From the second ballot the only issue was how guilty Dr Sam was the newspaper said It took three days to thrash that out Two women jurors voted to ac quit on the first ballot last Friday night but by Saturday afternoon they had joined the rest in conclud ing that Sam bludgeoned his pregnant wife Marilyn to death newspaper said It took three days of delibera tion to work out the degree of murder Somt The newspaper said it had gath ered the following quotations about Dr Sams story Fantastic Incredible He just remembers what he wants to burglar in There wasnt any that He would have been drowned on the e r ex wasnt any bushyhaired Sometimes the deliberation argu ments becameso intense that the oremari called five minute Manchester Voters OK Gas Franchise MANCHESTER UP Voters Tuesday approved a franchise for he Peoples Natural Cas to distribute gas The vote was 523 n favor of the proposal and 30 op AP Wirephoto BACK Andrews one of the singing Andrews Sis ters who was treated at a Chat worth hospital Tuesday for an overdose of sleeping pills resumes holiday gift wrap ping after returning home Wed nesday Police claim she swal lowed 18 pills in a suicide try Maxene however said she took only two pills and that her get ting ill was just an accident The Weather Mason City Cloudy foggy Iowa Somewhat warmer Minnesota Somewhat colder Globe Gazette weather data up o 8 Wednes day Maximum 28 Minimum 26 28 Prec Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 0 WADMtt SAME DATE1753592 Black MCMI b pail 14 Santa Heeds Some Help Dog Wanted for Christmas Oft Santa htfp Anyont wtw an any any kind M a kind qualify at SchrwMfert dm MOM naturally for a jvniw in high tchMl wanted Hit Carl SchtMidtr MM GMrffw N dW iwr cflTM Im tfw wfw bt IWTM all day wMi KM tlw atrMd M tkvwt it Finally t Mid saM If I cwit a I want any Schntidcr hntw wtwn wat liclrad Slw ctltod Itw wttrl wy nv vvfffn ywr tirtra toy at Olfrttmattwiw If M Storms Lash Europe 39 Thought Lost on Vessels LONDON ships with 39 men aboard were feared lost Wed nesday as hurricanes lashed the North Sea and the English Channel The galedriven seas breached dikes in the Netherlands and Wes Germany but so far there was no repetition of last years disastrous floods Four breaks in the seawalls were reported from Texel Island jus off the northwest Dutch coast Mindful of the February 1953 floods in which almost lives were lost in the Netherlands workers rushec Much of Iowa Locked jnMFog Winter Officially Arrived at From Oar Wire Service DBS MOINES Much of Iowa was wrapped in a mantle of fog when the winter season arrivec officially at Wednesday Light freezing drizzle put a thin glaze on highways in parts of east ern Iowa and dense fog made driving hazardous at some points early Wednesday Overnight lows ranged from 23 at Sioux City to 30 at Burlington Clearing skies in the afternoon to push the mer cury to around 50 degrees in the extreme west and to 30 to 40 in other sections Btlow Freezing The mercury failed to get above he freezing mark anywhere in the state Council Bluffs Surlington and Lamoni shared the ligh of 31 Lows of 22 to 30 degrees were redicted for Wednesday night Warmer temperatures were fore ast for Thursday and Friday Inv the nation as a whole Old Man Winter brought along a few iurprises In Wyoming and Montana the emperatures were higher than hey were in most of Florida Women in Miami put on fur ackets to do their Christmas bopping Chilly Spot New York City where the weath r generally isnt too severe was ne of the chilliest places in the nation The temperature was ex iccted to go to 5 or 10 degrees bove zero Wednesday New England however main ained its wintry tradition with a now storm that cancelled air traf ic at Boston and piled up 16 inches of snow at Ports to bolster the crumbling dike Offi cials began the evacuation of per sons cattle and supplies from par of the island Breaks in dikes at Pernis nea Rotterdam and at Wilhelmshaven in Germany also were reportec but these were not considered sc rious The dikes in the Dutch prov nee of Zeeland worst hit area in 1953 were holding despite the ab normal tides Scottish coast guardsmen sale hey feared the worst for the Belgian freighter Henr Deweert and her crew of 18 The ship radioed she was sinking of the Dutch island of Terschelling and could not launch her lifeboats n the mountainous seas The Swedish steamer etra with 21 men aboard radioed before dawn that she had broken down off Terschelling and was taking in Two nights of suspense were over for 23 American and 8 British passengers aboard the crippled Inglish Channel ferryboat Cote DAzur The vessel was towed into ort at Calais with all aboard un larmed The ferry crashed into a Calais pier Monday night and mashed her propellers Previous attempts to tow her into port had ailed The Dutch the British Convict Clerk for Spying on AA Defenses LONDON 27yearold clerk was convicted Wednesday of spy ng on Britains antiaircraft de enscs and collecting information calculated to be useful to an The clerk John Clarence was entcnced to five years in prison I am innocent of this chargej Clarence told the court and I will maintain my innocence to my ying At a previous hearing the most important exhibit was a sheet of lue paper on which was the head ng Embassy Soviet Union t allegedly notes includ ing a secret code word radio Scheveningen crew of the Petra iad abandoned ship Two Netherlands rescue planes ook off to search for the Henri Deweert and the crew of the Pe ra Three ships also were reported leading for the area Fear Reaction to Manpower Slash Await More Shocks on West Coast Eureka Hit the Hardest EUREKA Calif iftThc people of this redwood logging country Wednesday waited of expected aftershocks from Tues days teeth rattling earthquak which killed one man injured 5 and caused an estimated two mil lion dollars property damage A geology professor II D Mac Ginitie of Humboldt State College predicted the aftershocks but sai they would be less violent tha Tuesdays rolling quake whlcl twisted foundations and crackei walls across a 35mile coastal are centering on Eureka One slight aftershock came a Tuesday night but di no damage Two Mirtutot The big quake hit at Iowa time Tuesday an lasted two minutes During tiu time from Blue Lake 15 mile to the north to Farndale 20 mile to the south chimneys toppled o cracked the earth cracked ope in small fissures and movable oh jects in houses were jumbled In juries however were minor Specifically the quake Pitched Carl Wilkerson 42 to hi death in a lumber mill struck his Jhead on a log an drowned Hurled a woman across the hos pilal delivery room on an oper ating table while her son went the other way in his bas sinette Shook a car off a grease rack Toppled a statute of St Anthony and the Christ Child in a Roman iatholic church Flung Mrs Fred Hess down th steps of her home at Scotia break ing both her ankles Major Sprang a major leak in the citys water supply and left its pipeline closed with only a weeks supply of water in local tanks Shook stores so violently in a six jlock area in downtown Eureka that bottled and canned goods were pilled about in costly confusion Buildings were so weakened tha he area was closed Toppled a storage tank at Fern dale narrowly missing an office iull of workers The quake was the worst here n 25 years and was the seconc heaviest of a series of temblors which have shaken California anc Vevada recently NOT THEFT PROOF CHICAGO stole diapers Tuesday from the Germ Proof Diaper Service AP PUPPIES FOR boys and girls are lucky this year Santa Claus through the Scott County Humane Societys pet shelter is giving away live puppies AS gifts for anyone who wants them Here he shows just a few of his tilth School Student Jludy mid Fuculty Monroe Junior High School Sasae DoctorFriend E and CX GlobeGazette News Room Em Al Berilnf mid Employes ut Riv erside Inn City Friend In Memory of Father Mother a Girl JO Motors 15 Fertile Candl 1 A City Barbern Local OIK Third Grade Bruwnien School Mr Marvin Grlffen Craoknorrln Plymouth Mmon CHj Lndfe run Fiirniiiire J Kutsfll Meiervey Eviiifelkul llelp liif Grimes Clover Helios Meservey Pelermsns China Center Just Three Hubert Stephen Strom Mnda Kaihy Ann Hpyd llenkel Const Co Employes Bobby Jimmy Hilly ti Anne Two Old Friends an li ui Stnyles Press Kmployes Georfe Friendly Birthday Club J Ftorden Belly A Mndj 1atly ft Merrill Michael son Jimmy Jioireld Walk Shovel Flrnt ChrUlltn Church Mission City Hall KutKy John A Caney Wee Mite Club OF CAMPAIGN THE DATS J TOTAL TO CASH STILL J Youth Again Leads Way to Cheer Goal UST TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST TWO ITEMS IN THE LIST the High School anc Mon roe Junior High School If that doesnt cause you to want to give expression the Christmas S it we vouldnt know what to suggest The Cheer Fund stands in need f some sizable additions if it is to ass the goal set for it But vcre not of little Weve een it go over the top too many mes in the past And theres a special need for lat this year because Family ervice last year had to pend more than was received the Cheer Fund solicitation heres the same determination is year that no family in need e slighted But we wouldnt want success for his project if it was at the ex ense of some other worthy cause Salvation Army appeal for xample We hope you wont feel equircd to of course but if you must make a choice drop your gift n the Salvation Army kettle Those wishing to help send Christmas Cheer over the lop iculd cither bring their gift to the jrlobeGazettc business office or mail it to Chmtmu Europe Also May Trim Its Armies NATO Would Be Affected WASHINGTON Wt Ameri an diplomatic officials were re orted concerned Wednesday that Vestern European governments iventually may follow the United itates example and cut the size of their armies And sizable European manpower it was felt would upset North Atlantic Treaty defense slans for smashing possible Bus dan invasion of the West at the as Secretary of State Dulles put it at his news confer ence Tuesday Dulles said the United States has no present intentions of pulling out its six divisions now in Europe even though this country has plans to cut its armed manpower And added the U S diplomatic chief it would be ipconsistcnt and unfortunate if European nations should decide to emulate this coun try in reducing their own armed forces Hunt Priza Dulles said that Western Europe with its vast industries and skilled labor is such a prize that an ag gressor might gamble on a light ning grab of this area risking a heavy retaliatory blow That said Dulles is why large armed forces must be ready ia Europe The secretary declared the de fense of the Orient against Com munism represents a different problem There he said oeril is from Red subversion and he military need is for faststrik ng mobile forces rather than big standing armies In a formal statement Dulles said nuclear weapons will be in roducecl gradually in North At antic Treaty Organization defense reparations He said the 14nation iecision to lean heavily on nuclear power shows for theiirst time the means of developing a forward trategy which could be relied on o Western Europe from As that capability is dcvel Dulles continued it will urcly constitute the strongest de errent against military aggres No Dangtr Shortly after Dulles spoke out nformed officials told a newsman Defense and State Department eaclers do not believe there is much danger European allies will ut back their armies in 1955 They noted that at the Forth Atlantic pact meeting in aris last weekend all European members agreed to maintain their resent armed forces in the next 2 months and to concentrate on harpening their combat effective ess But these officials said there was oncern about whether the Europe ns would take the same attitude bout future years at the next de ense strategy review European public pressure for de ense cuts undoubtedly will mount uring the next year they fear specially now that the De ense Department has disclosed lans to cut American manpower y in the next18 months Dulles said the United States ac tally will wind up stronger de pite the manpower reductions be ause of development of more pow rful weapons City ;