Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on April 14, 1967 · Page 32
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Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon · Page 32

Salem, Oregon
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Friday, April 14, 1967
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32 (Sec. IV) Statesman, Salem, Ore., Fr!., April 14, '67 Alibi for Speck Provided by Tavern Employe By WILLIAM J. CONWAY PEORIA, El. (AP) A tavern employe testified Thursday that Richard Speck left the place at 12:15 or 12:30 a.m. July 14 more than an hour after, the state said, he entered a townhouse where eight nurses were slain. Merle Farmer gave the testimony to a Circuit Court jtiry trying Speck on charges of murdering the young women July 14, 1966. Corazon Amurao, the only survivor of the massacre and the state's star witness, told the jurors last week that Speck came to the door of her bedroom about 11 p.m. July 13, and stayed in the house until about 3:30 a.m., July 14. Tells Story Farmer, who works for Kay's Pilot House, about a mile and a half from the nurses' townhouse residence on Chicago's South Side, told his story under questioning by defense attorney Gerald W. Getty. Getty asked Farmer if he saw Speck on July 13. "Yes," the witness replied, "in Kay's Pilot House." In response to another question he said Speck came into the saloon around 8 p.m. and ordered a whisky and sat in a booth. . Q. How long before he left? A. About 8:30 o'clock. . Q. Did you see him any other time? A. Close to midnight. Q. What time was it when he left? A. I fix the time at between 12:15 and 12:30. Q. Did you see the lower part of his arm? A. I noticed a tattoo showing on his left arm. Farmer fixed his right hand at a spot above the elbow of his left arm. Speck has a tattoo on his left arm. Farmer said that Speck wore a red shirt the first time he came in that evening but had on Chicago Mayor Offers Help in Truck Tie-Up CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Richard J. Daley offered his help Thursday in settling the four-day trucking tie-up as federal mediators sought to restart contract talks, stalled since Tuesday night. The impasse brought layoffs for more thousands of factory workers who couldn't get supplies. Spokesmen for the 4,700 trucking firms and 56,000 drivers, dockers and warehousemen involved were pessimistic about an early settlement. Sticking to Demand Edward Fenner, head of the independent Chicago Truck Drivers Union which is bargaining jointly with 10 Teamsters Union locals, said he is sticking to his 90-cents-an-hour increase demand. Louis Peick, chief bargainer for the drivers, could not be reached for comment. W. Eugene McCarron, chief negotiator for the employers, said, "We simply don't have the funds to give the drivers their 90 cents demand. The only area left open for consideration is the agreement made in Washington." Referred to Settlement McCarron referred to a tentative settlement early Wednesday in a dispute involving 250,-000 over-the-road truck drivers which ended a two-day layoff imposed by operators after the Teamsters began selective strikes against carriers. Terms of the nationwide proposal were not announced, but it was believed to place an overall cost on employers of 70.55 cents by the last year of a three-year contract. Of this, 60.55 cents an hour was reportedly in pay and fringe benefits. Pay scales now range from $3.25 to $5 an hour. John Tyler was the first U. S. President not born a British subject. a black knit, close-fitting shirt when he came in later. Earlier, the defense strove to build doubts about fingerprint evidence. Getty, Cook County Chicago public defender, showed the jury photographs of 11 unidentified prints found in the townhouse where the young women were strangled and stabbed. Fingerprints Compared He also presented fingerprint cards of two of the victims Gloria Davy and Suzanne Farris for comparison with three prints lifted from the inner side of the door of the south bedroom. " The girls were corraled in that room until the killer led them out, one by one, to be slain. Prosecution witnesses have testified that the fingerprints on the door matched Speck's. Getty has attempted to show that they were similar to the prints of Miss Davy and Miss Farris. Asks for Magnifying Glass Attorneys for both sides spent almost the whole morning in the chamber of Judge Herbert C. Paschen. The judge later told newsmen that the lawyers argued a defense motion requesting that the jurors be given a magnifying glass for use in comparing the prints. The judge rejected the motion. Getty's submission of pictures of unidentified prints apparently was designed to show some persons had been in the nurses' dormitory in addition to the women who lived there and the investigators who searched the building after the slayings. Original Sketch Shown Getty also gave the jurors the original of a police bulletin featuring a sketch depicting the slayer as he was described by Miss Amurao. The sketch shows a man with a crewcut. Speck's hair is long. Miss Amurao, during cross-examination last week, said she did not tell the police artist that Speck had short hair. The bulletin was circulated while police were hunting the killer. The unidentified prints were found on a desk, a glass and a file box in the living room; on a platter, dresser and dresser drawer in the west bedroom of the second floor; on the door of the east bedroom; on the outside frame of the kitchen window, and on a towel rack in the first-floor bathroom. Witness Not Called Getty told newsmen that he decided not to call a witness who was brought from Chicago in handcuffs Thursday. George Gregorich, who occupied a room in the skid row hotel where Speck attempted suicide three days after the nurses were slain, spent the morning in the Peoria County Courthouse but was returned to Chicago where he is serving a 15-day jail sentence. Getty said Gregorich was confused about his proposed testimony. 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