Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on August 25, 1960 · Page 89
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 89

Lubbock, Texas
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Thursday, August 25, 1960
Page 89
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MARY DOWNEY LEAVES FOR HOME Mother Holds Out Hope Son Will Eventually Be Freed By Chinese By ROV ESSOYAX ling about tvvo hours, v.ith a Com-jshc added: "He was ver; HONG KONG (AP) - Maryjmunist official present. She hadigroomed. His finger nails were Downey said today Chinese Com-j traveled to Red China once bcf munist authorities in Peiping told i to see her son in prison, in 1958. her that her son John may even- "He looked wonderful" she tually be released from his life said, with a catch in her voice sentence for good behavior. | "healthy and strong, maybe even The New Britain. Conn., school- a trifle heavier than when I last teacher told a news conference.'saw him." however, she was given no indi-j" cation when the clemency might Grows Nervous She tried to keep her emotions come. The implication was that under control as she talked but it could be many years away. Serves Life Term John Downey, now 30, is serv-jand worn, ing a life sentence in a Pe; ' grew nervous as questions grew more personal. She looked tired clean, his hair crewcut wore neat blue trousers white T shirt." She said they talked about the family, his friends and schoolmates and that her son appeared welJ read. She said she regularly sent him sports pages and magazines from home and his friends wrote frequently. Mrs. Downey brought her son gifts of tea. coffee, candy and clothes which he shared with an Peiping! Asked if she felt efforts to ob- other American prisoner, Richardj" iage. A|fain her son's release had been Fecteau of Lynn, Mass., another! jail on charges of espionage civilian employe of the U. S. | exhausted, she said: "I have faith Army, he was captured by Die i in my government." Chinese Communists in 1952 .when! Pressed on the possibilities of a U. S. Air Force plane in which: her son's release, she said two he was a passenger crashed on altars ago she wrote to Chinese flight from Japan to Korea. j Premier Chou En-!ai asking him Mrs. Downey crossed the bor-;f° r clemency. der from Communist China inioj At that time, she said, she re- liong Kong today after a two-week ceived a message saying there mainland. She had w *>s a possibility that with good her son, each last- [behavior Downey might eventual— - |ly be released. She said she heard nothing further and raised the question again when she reached Peiping two weeks ago. stay on the five visits tr* mw tantalizing sauce for better barbecue civilian Army employe who wasj captured with Downey and who] is serving a 20-year term in the) same prison on espionage charges. She said she tried to see Fecteau but permission was refused. She was forbidden to discuss conditions of Downey's imprisonment, the charges against him and several other subjects during the interviews, she said. j She said the prison was clean! and Downey shared a cell with' two other prisoners, one a Chi-j nese and the other a Soviet citizen. All In A Lifetime Everything Is Relative AT LAST BOTH PARTIES HAVE - f COME UP WTH YOUMS, ENERGETC CANDIDATES. NOV THAT WOMEN VOTERS ARE BECOMING ACTIVE Thursday Evening, August 25,1960 —LUIIOCK mUMCME-JOUmi * + C-7 NEGRO QUESTIONED Charges Due In Death Of Clovis Car Dealer CLOVIS (Special)—First degree murder charges probably K? filed here today agsiinst 22-year-old Negro man who is beins; held in connection with the slaying of A. B. Marchman Sr.. CJovis used car dealer. Asst. Dist. Atty. Reuben Nieves also indicated additional arrests might be made today. Nieves said the suspect made written statement to authori- when she opened the door. The man was dead by the time police had been summoned. Officers theorized that after Marchman was beaten he w a s dumped onto a vacant lot in the Negro section. He dragged himself to the porch. A trail of blood and broken weeds led from the lot to the porch. About 1 p. m. Wednesday, after police had resorted to checking I XIXOX TO SPEAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Richard M. Nixon has been scheduled as top speaker at a conference of GOP candidates for the House of Representatives Aug. 31-Scpt. I. quest probably will be conducted today. A physician who examined Marchman said he believed death was caused by a rib puncturing the man's lungs or heart. Funeral arrangements are pending at Roberts Funeral Home here. THE F/KST TIME YOU TOOK YOUR PUPPY QUTS/DE SO THE NEIGHBORS COULD SHARE YOVR JCtf AM) AOMIR£ IT. ties Wednesday afternoon in con-Ion a "longshot," the man was ar- nection with the beating death ofirested. Officers said a lodge ring Marchman. jand a watch, among other men's In New Mexico a first degree!jewelry, were found at the sus- inurder charge involves ptvmedi-ipeel's residence. Officers said Stated" murder or commission of i they belonged to Mardumn. MY, HOW TIME FLIES! Before she left, she said, Com-] The food, she said, was ade- munist authorities told her again' her son might eventually be released for good behavior. In Good Spirits Mrs. Downey said her son "seemed in good spirits and showed no bitterness." Brightening with motherly pride Gigi Perreau, Former Child Star, Plans Oct. 1 Wedding HOLLYWOOD (AP) — A slick j She is that rarity-a child ac- chick of 19 greeted me the other:tress who lives a normal life and day at the Beverly Hills Hotel andjgrows up with no problems or told me she is getting marriediegomania. Oct. 1. The news aged me a bit) For that she gives credit to her! (murder while committing a fe- j lony. Nieves explained. | Marchman was found, severely i beaten, about 5 a.m. Wednesday! 'on the front porch of a Negro! residence in the Negro sector of! Clovis. Noises had attracted Mrs. i jBernice Harris, the resident, and: she told police Marchman uttered! two or three unintelligible words; A $50 personal check and about J2 cash still were on the body of Marchman. Nieves said an autopsy and in- WATCH YOUR SAVINGS GROW AT AMERICAN STATE BANK MEMIER F.O.I.C. measure our lines with a quate. A few hours after the interview,. Mrs. Downey took off for home, j There was a time when I held j m! >ther. She is due in New York Friday Gigi Perreau on my knee while j , , , ^.«- *..^ and said she would make no stop-interviewing her. The onetime; 'In a 'I mose years, I was neverj ma j. es j ier —^ — — overs en route because she wants'child star has boon working stead-! °'' dcrod i° take a role. Mother j fonner cni j d stars Many of them . * » .. . !.. . _ - . . l-ilti'-jTC-cntrl* *Tli-k if i* vrnt ti*T»nf' ....... . . Lived Own Life Frank Gallo, her husband-to-be, iis an executive with an electric I razor firm. He doesn't care if she continues acting. She met him in YOUR CHILD DESERVES MUSIC! School Will Be Opening Soon See Us For Fimous Nime Musical Instruments • SELMER • OLDS • ARTLEY FLUTES • IUNDY • CONK • LUDWIG DRUMS "We have a large selection of good una 1 imrrtimots reasonably priced! to get home before the openingiily in Iront of the cameras sinceIf 1 ^ f ld: '?° at - .V' > .. __i i i i__ n to. We have alwavs live of school. ishe was 2. Revdl Hobby Kits and DOLLS of Many Lamb for Drinking FOREMOST MILK R«wefl Hobby Kits for planes, cars, ships, rockets and mony more pfas doiis. tnm 15 different countries with Foremost Star Bo«Ms Point*. Special Star B««MS Points are printed on oil For*mo«t Dairy Products. Half- Gallon Foremost lc« CNMM carries 5 Star BOMIS Points. Have mom stock up today M yo« may eat your order off for rhaee prizes. For FREE Foremost Star Bonsn P*i«* Cotalof writ* FOREMOST DAIRIES, P. 0. Box 743, Lubbock, Texas , t ! | to.' We have always lived in Hol| lywood but we always kept our movie life separate from our home life." Gigi's brother and sister also are in the business. Gigi, in fact, got into die movies because her mother didn't have a baby sitter tor her. Her brother, actor Peter; Miles, was up for the part of thej son of Greer Garson in "Madame j Curie." ; "Mother took me along and the! director saw me. I was only 2 but; could speak French and English.! I got the job of Madame Curie's! daughter and haven't been out of: work since." Never Took Lesson Recently she costarred withj Rock 'n' roll singer Paul Anka in I "Look In Any Window." "I have never taken an acting lesson in my life, and we had a lot of New York-method actors in the cast," said Gigi. "On the first day's shooting, one of them, fresh from New York, kept giving me pointers on how to play a scene. I listened politely and then did! it ray own way. " "Hey, kid,' he said. 'How long [you been acting?' I couldn't resist the squelch: '17 years,' I answered." I During those 17 years Gigi has [played the daughter of most of !the stars in the business. Joy To Work With "All of them were a joy to work with. In fact, I can only remember one actress who gave me trouble. [That was another child actress, a made their first marriages from meetings in night clubs. RICH or POOR, everybody pays the same ONE LOW PRICE for glasses; a visit to Luck One Price Optical proves the money you save. 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