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THE KEY WEST CITIZEN Sheppard Trial Testimony Ends Today; Both Sidfes Rest Case By RELMAN MORIN CLEVELAND UP) Both rides ended their testimony and rested their cases today in the first de gree murder trial of Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. In the middle of the ninth week of Sheppard’s trial for the murder of his wife, defense lawyer Fred W. Garmone announced at 9:53 a.m.: “At this time Sam Sheppard rests his case.” Sgt. Jay Hubach was called by the state as a rebuttal witness. He is a member of the police force of suburban Bay Village where 31- year-old Marilyn Sheppard was beaten to death in her bed July 4. His testimony was brief and at 10:16 a.m., assistant prosecutor John J. Mahon told Common Pleas Judge Edward Blythin: “The state rests, your honor.” The trial started Oct. 18, but more than two weeks were con sumed in selecting a jury and testi mony by the first witness was on Nov. 4. Judge Blythin said he would like to deliver his charge to the jury by 9:15 Friday morning. This schedule will put the case in the jury’s hands sometime be fore noon Friday. Sheppard is charged with first degree murder. If the jury returns a verdict of dation, the death sentence is man datory. The judge may Instruct the jury that it can return any one of six verdicts—ranging from first degree murder, through conviction on less serious charges, to outright ac quittal. Under Ohio law, the judge may not disturb the verdict unless he feels the evidence has not been to sustain it. Testimony of the final defense witness caused Dr. Sheppard to weep openly. The witness was Mrs. Mary Brown, an aunt of the mur dered Marilyn, and she read a fetter Marilyn wrote to her on June 30, four days before the slay ing. The letter was a homey recital of events regarding Sam Sheppard and his family. It described meals, •dans for social events and re ared to Marilyn’s club activities. In the last passage of the letter, Marilyn told her relatives that she was expecting another child. She vas four months pregnant at that ■ ime.'but she said she had delaved elling them “to make the time -,eem shorter. It still seems long, tfio.” Mrs. Brown, the last defense wit ness, said she had known Sam and Marilyn since they were in high :chool together. Corrigan asked her for her opin ion of their married life, and she laid: “They were very, very much in 'ove. They were very happy to gether.” ONLY ONE (Continued from Page One) day set for a test of Americans’ ibility to drive and walk safely. . Jor 24 hours. But less than three hours after he start of S-D Day, one traffic death and at least six accidents were reported in Cleveland. President's Hope President Eisenhower, who pro claimed S-D Day and has taken ihe leadership in the campaign, pleaded for an unblemished record if safety. He expressed hope ‘every American will help make it a day without a single traffic accident throughout the country.” The National Safety Council said that last year motor vehicle acci dents averaged about 27.000 a day. In the first 10 months of this year, :he council said, traffic deaths av eraged 97 a day. fThe council estimated that 50 million motor vehicles and a total of about 150 million drivers, riders and walkers will be on the streets and highways in the 24-hour period. Fair weather appeared in pros pect for most of the nation. But mid-December, with its short span of daylight and Christmas shop ping crowds, is regarded as the most dangerous period of the year for driving. Cities across the country have been alerted by newspaper stories, radio and television broadcasts, parades, posters and handbills. First Victim First reported traffic victim on S-D Day was Emmett G. Temple. 29, of Cleveland who was killed at 2:30 a.m. when his car crashed head on into a truck. A traffic fatality was reported in Milwaukee County, Wis.. at 12:23 a m. today but police had not determined the time of the accident. Today was chosen for the safety test because it is an ordinary week day. A committee spokesman said it was selected to stress that "mo torists and pedestrians could be careful every day of the week—not simply during holiday periods.” An Associated Press survey on Wednesday, Dec. 1, showed 64 traf fic deaths. Hibernation results not so much from cold weather as from the lack of normal sources of food for the jMhernating animals. Wednesday, December 15. IW4 Ike To Ask Postponement Of Tax Cuts WASHINGTON, (JPV-President Ei senhower said today he will ask the new Congress to postpone the scheduled April 1 cuts—estimated at three billion dollars—on corpor ation and excise taxes. The President told his news con ference the budget deficit makes it necessary for him to make such a request. He said that when you have the government going into the red, fed eral income must be kept up. Under present law corporation tax rates are scheduled to go down from 52 per cent to 47 per cent on April 1. That would mean an estimated loss of about two billion dollars in revenue. Excise taxes on liquor, tobacco, automobiles and some other items are slated to return to pre-Korean war levels on April 1. That would cause an estimated loss of one bil lion dollars in revenue. The President aso dealt with these other matters: Cooperation—The President ex pressed confidence he will have very real cooperation from the Democrats as well as the Repub licans on foreign policy, national defense and mutual security mat ters. The President said that by and large he would expect maximum cooperation from Republicans on other matters. National Defense—He indicated, but did not say so specifically, that the administration might be think ing about a further cut in the strength of the armed forces. He was asked to comment on a report that Army strength will be reduced by an additional 100,000 men, and that the Ist Marine Div ision will be withdrawn from Ko rea. The President replied any full exposition would take a goou deal of time. He went on to say, how ever, that development of the long range bomber and atomic weapons has made it necessary for the United States to concentrate first on continental defense, and second ly on preventing strategic areas such as Western Europe from fall ing to an enemy attack. He said that in doing those two things, the nation can cut back on its active forces so long*as it has an adequate trained military re serve. Plans to build that reserve, to be sent to the new Democratic controlled Congress, are a far cry from Universal Military Training, he said. But he left it to Secretary of Defense Wilson to answer ques tions about details at a news con ference Friday. Second Term—The President drew a round of laughter in saying that he defends the right of White House press secretary James C. Hagerty—or any other staff mem ber—to say it would be foolhardy for Republicans to fail to nominate Eisenhower for a second term. Hagerty made that remark in a radio interview Monday night. Labor Relations—He said the question whether to ask Congress for an increase in fee 75-cent-an hour minimum wage is under in tensive study. He recalled he told Congress in his last economic re port that the administration does favor an adjustment in the wage floor at the proper time—a time of expanding economy. As to whether the “right to work” law s of various states should be repealed, the President said he has reached no irrevocable deci sion. He noted that labor unions are against such laws—which out law such things as union shops— and that many of the states favor the statutes as a reflection of their inalienable rights in such fields. Secretary of Labor Mitchell has called for repeal of the “right to work" laws. Eisenhower told his news conference last week Mitchell w as not necessarily expressing ad ministration policy. Again today the President de fended what he termed Mitchell’s right to express such views. He said in response to a question, that Mitchell is his chief labor adviser. Eisenhower stressed that in all cases he has the final decision, regardless of recommendations from his Cabinet members. CIO president Walter Reuther j has said Eisenhower repudiated Mitchell on the issue of the right to work laws. RED REPRISALS CLAIMED BY CAPT. NEW YORK Polish tanker captain who gained asylum in the free world after his ship w as seized by the National Chinese off For mosa said yesterday Red authori ties in Poland had robbed and evicted his wife and two daughters from their home. Capt. Leonard Wasowski. 41, said similar repris als were taken against families of ■; ‘he 11 crewmen who fled with ihim. They Work In Real Estate ' , > jS' ill/; r REALTORS MEET—Officers of the Key West Board of Realtors are pictured as they appeared yesterday at a luncheon meeting of the group held at Lee's Orient Restaurant. Left to right are J. Otto Kirchheiner, president; Miss Minnie-Porter Harris, secretary-treasurer; and James J. Johnson, vice-president.—Citizen Staff Photo. Don Pinder. Hearings On Suspended McCarty Appointees End In Bitter Telephone Call Exchange Tues. TALLAHASSEE l/Pt— I The two day hearings for 17 suspended McCarty appointees wound up in a bitter long distance exchange between a suspended game commissioner and Acting Gov. Johns over the agency insurance. Mayor E. Sterling Hall of Bra denton told Gov.-elect Leßoy Col lins yesterday he was fired from the State Game and FreshWatei Fish Commission because “I would ot lend myself to his (Johns) ne farious scheme to pay off political debts with public funds.” In his office two floors below the hearing room, Johns declared ‘‘The man is telling a bald faced lie” and again asserted that the Senate was the proper constitu tional body to hear his charges against the suspended officials. Collins, who called the hearings to give the McCarty appointees a chance to answer charges filod against them by Johns, said he would study the testimony and de cide later whether he would re instate them. If the suspended officials are reinstated they will be entitled to draw back pay amounting to about $50,000 for the approximately 13 months they have been under sus pension. Hall, suspended Sept. 3, testified he was fired because he refused to permit Johns to dictate where the commission insurance should be placed. Premiums on commis sion policies have been running more than $40,000 a year. Hall said Johns told him he wanted the commission toplace its insurance with a friend of his, A. J. Cobb of Marianna. He said the commissioners learned in June that Cobb had been down to the commission offices and actually had written and billed the commis sion for the policies. According to Hall. Johns told him "he had to have the game commission insurance come what may because he had run very heavily into debt in his campaign and had to have it in order to take care of that.” Then he added: ”1 was kicked out because I would not lend myself to his ne farious scheme to pay off political debts with public funds.” Hall said the commission met June 17 and agreed unanimously to award the insurance to another firm. The commission later select ed Midyette Moor of Tallahassee. Johns then directed the comptrol ler’s office to stop payment on the insurance premium to the Talla hassee firm. When told what Hall had testi fied. Johns said: “The man is telling a bald-faced lie. I don’t curse or I would make it stronger. I’ll tell Mr., Hall so to his face. “I repeat that my charges are documented and the Senate is the proper constitutional body to hear these charges.” Johns said he had talked to Ha l about giving the insurance to Cobb because Cobb was a friend of his. , but declared Hall was lying when he said Johns w as in debt because ol the governorship campaign. "I have never profited personal j ly by one cent by virtue of holding j the office of governor from any j state business of any sort.” he ■ said. "My conscience is clear.” Johns didn’t appear at any of I the hearings to support his charg es against the McCarty racing commission, hotel commissioner, ! road board, turnpike authority or t the two game commissioners. Hall’s story that the insurance ! dispute motivated the suspensions jof Hall and E. W. Hinson of ! Quincy, was supported by Hinson; Henry M. Jernigan of Fort Pierce, a McCarty appointed game com missioner who resigned in protest against the suspensions, and i Charles W. Pace, the commission Says: The Weatherman Key West and Vicinity: Mostly cloudy thru Thursday morning, clearing Thursday afternoon and night. Not much change in temp erature with low tonight 62-64 and high Thursday 72 - 74 and low again Thursday night near 60. Gen tle to moderate variable winds be coming moderate to fresh north erly Thursday afternoon or night. Florida: Clear to partly cloudy thru Thursday. Slightly warmer in north and central portions today, otherwise continued cold. Jacksonville thru the Florida Straits: Moderate northwest winds today and Thursday except mod erate, occasionally fresh west shift ing to northwest over extreme north portion today. Clear to partly clou dy. East Gulf: Moderate occasional ly fresh west to southwest winds extreme north portion shifting to morthwest today and gradually be coming moderate northwest to north tonight and Thursday. Mod erate northwest to north winds else where thru Thursday. Partly dou rly weather. Eastern Caribbean: Moderate oc casionally fresh northeast to east winds and Thursday. Part ly cloudy weather with scattered showers. Observation Taken at Pott Office Building. 7:00 A.M., EST, Key West, Fla., Dec. 15, 1954 Temperatures Highest yesterday 72 Lowtast last night 64 Mean 68 Normal 72 Precipitation Total hist 24 hours 0.00 ins. Total fAiis month 0.79 ins. Deficiency this month _ 0.05 ins. Total this year 56.83 ins. Excess this year 18.31 ins. Relative Humidify, 7 A.M. 71% Barometer (Sea Level). 7 AM. 30.05 in 5.—1017.6 mbs. Tomorrow's Almanac Sunrise 7:05 a.m. Sunset 5:41 p.m. Moonset . 12:00 m. Moon, last quarter Dec. 16 TOMORROW*™ TIDES (Nasral Base) Time ef Height of Station— Tide high water High Tides Low Tides 2:13 a.m. 8:29 a.m. 3:01 p.m. 9:11 p.m director who was fired after. Johns replaced the McCarty appointees. Pace testified Johns had told him “the campaign cost a lot of money and he needed the insur ance business. ” The campaign was the Demo cratic primaries last spring in which Collins defeated Johns for the last two years of the unex pired term of the hate Gov. Dan McCarty. Hall and Hinson denied all the charges Johns made against them. Earlier, Mack Humphrey, Talla hassee, the suspended hotel com missioner, told Collins, of his ef fort* to promote an economy in the operations of the agency and of his work in improving - the safety factor in gas heating facilities m motels and other tourist lodging places. One of the principal grounds for Humphrey’s suspension "was a charge he had failed to issue prop i er redes for the safety of tourists. 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