The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on January 14, 1951 · Page 32
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32 THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Sunday, Jonucry 14, 1951 28 "Confessions" Prove False 'Black Dahlia Slaying Unsolved After 4 Years By LERO' HAXSEX Los Angeles, Jan. 14 (U.R). Four years ago tomorrow at sadistic killer kidnapped and butchered Elizabeth Short,1 beautiful 22-year-old Black Dahlia. Her brutal sex slaying still is unsolved. ; Police are no nearer solution of the crime than they were the niprht of Jan. 15. 1047, when the black-haired beauty was found slain and horribly mutilated in a vacant lot only a few feet from a busy street. The investigation has stretched from New York to Hawaii. Thousand.? of persons have been ques-t lined and 400 suspects have been cleared. Reports on the Black Dahlia murder take up a special filing case in the police department's homicide office. Some 33 files, with 200 papres to the folder, trace the case from its "Jane Doe" beginning to the latest information. At one time T0 detectives and 200 uniformed officers worked on the case. Now only three detective sergeants Harry Hansen, Finis Brown -and Edward Barrett are active in the investigation. "'We're still putting in time on the case," said Barrett. "There's not a day goes by that v.e don't work on one phase or another of the Black Dahlia case." Twenty-eight pprsons, Including several -women, have falsely confessed to the sex murder. One man confessed four times, another three times and a third twice. Of the 2, one-third have been sentenced to Jail for other crimes or admitted to a mental hospital. Psychiatrists attributed some of the confessions to "exhibition" tendencies and others to a form of attempted "mental suicide" Barrett said. Elizabeth Short was a Medford. Mass., girl who came to Hollywood for a good time. She went out with a different man almost every nieht. but friends said she never encouraeed amorous advances from her escorts. Her iet-black hair, petal-white Fkin and fondness for sheer black clothing earned her the nickname "Black Dahlia." When found, her naked body was cut in half at the waist and both parts were arranged neatly on the ground so that the bisecting was not immediately visible. Police said mutilated portions were clean and "appeared to be washed." The three sergeants check closely details of other sex murders here and in other cities in hopes of finding similarities to the Short case. "But there Is no indication the , Dahlia killer Is the same man who committed other sex murders in T.os Angeles," Barrett said. "If there are any similarities at all, it gets the fullest treatment." mit exempting It nationals from they receive their degree or within military service while thev are in five days thereafter. the United States, temporary visitors. General Hufft said all persons otherwise eligible to register on Jan. 35 who receive the degree of bachelor of medicine, doctor of medicine, doctor of dental surgery, doctor of dental medicine, doctor of veterinary surgery or doctor of veterinarv medicine after Jan. 15 ar? required to register on the day Hufft advised persons subject to the "medic" registration unable to register Monday due to circumstances beyond "their control to do so at their nearest draft board as soon as possible when circumstances permit. Tobacco is native to America. It is not known how or when it was carried to Turkey. Debate Scheduled By Toastmaslers A debate on foreign and political policy of the United States will highlight the dinner meeting of the Caddo Toastmasters club to be held at the Y.M.C.A. cafeteria at 6 p.m., Wednesday. Subject of the debate will be "Should the United States send troops to Europe immediately to help defend TCestern Europe 'to attend the Wednesday evening the Advertising Club hincheon m from anv invasion or attack by the dinner meeting. He reported mat he held at the Washmgton-1 ouree hotel at noon Monday. Soviet Union andor her sattelite countries?" Nicholas Murry and George Nelson wil be the affirmative team and C. A. Connaughton and Conrad Marvin will be the negative team for the debate. Lleonard Jopling, president of the recently formed club, extended an invitation for anyone interested in improving public speaking abilities there still were vacancies in tne club membership. Ad Club to See Socialism Film Sam Schwieger, advertising director for Southwestern Gas and Electric company, will show a film at Title of the film is "If You Don't Watch Out." The movie points out the danger of permitting encroaching socialism to continue to gain headway in this country. Andrew Jackson was the first territorial governor of Florida, serving in 1821-22. ' i JTT :ri?, Is :j ! y - i ! DONALD Roberts (above), is one of 28 persons who have 'confessed' to the Black Dahlia slaying since the murder first. made the headlines in January 1947. One man 'confessed' four times! Registration Of Medics Is Set Jan. 15 New Orleans, Jan. 13. Brig. Gen Raymond F. Hufft, Louisiana di-j rector of selective service, today! announced that plans are complete for the Jan. 15 special registration of physicians, dentists and vet-: erinarians who were not registered Oct. 16. j These include physicians, dentists , and veterinarians in the third and fourth priorities that is those! under 50 years of age who are not; members of the armed forces or irs reserve components, and cer-, tain aliens. j General Hufft said 33 hospitals' iand clinics a3 well as the 75 local Although the most brutal, the; Black Dahlia was only the first in; draft boards will join Monday in a series of similar unsonea murders in Los Angeles. Three days after her body was found. 37-year-old Mary Tate discovered strangled with a registering these "medics between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They may register at any place was most convenient to them Monday, silk; but Hufft advised them to be sure stocking. Less than a month later, .to give their permanent addresses the mutilated body of Mrs. Jeanne j as those given determine which French, once-famed "flying nurse," local boards will have permanent was discovered. Obscene words ! jurisdiction over them. i were written on her torso with Orleans parish hospitals and lipstick. clinics prepared to handle regis- Six weeks later the slashed body grants on Monday include Charity of Evelvn Winters was found, j hospital, Veterins Administration other victims included Rosenda hospital, Touro infirmary. Southern Mondragon. 20. Mrs. Dorothv Mont- j Baptist hospital. Mercy Soniat o-omprv. Mrs. Laura Trelsta Memorial hospital. Hotel Dieu, 37. and Kern. In June, kidnaped. real estate agent Gladys ; Foundation hospital, Flint-Good-I ridge hospital. Eye, Ear, Nose and 1040, a sex-crazed killer (Throat hospital, and the Davidson n'i-iispri and strangled! Dental Supply company in the Mrs Lnuis St)rin2pr. A 14-inch uuuumg. tree twig was plunged into her bodv. Detective Capt. Blaine R. Steed, in charge of homicide department, admitted that chances of solving the Black Dahlia and other sex cases do not appear so good at present. "But we'll keep at it for years, if necessary, to get the killers," he said. 1 lOM n I In Caddo parish the North Louisiana sanitarium, Tri-State hospital, Charity hospital, Physicians and Surgeons hospital, Highland sanitarium and the Veterans Administration hospital will assist. Other special registration desks will be set up in St. Patrick's hospital in Calcasieu parish. Baton Rouge General hospital and Our Tady of the Lake sanitarium in East Baton Rouge parish. East Louisiana State hospital In East Feliciana parish, and In Lafayette; parish at Our Lady of the Lourdes, ' Lafayette sanitarium and Charity, hospital. I The E. A. Conway Memorial hospital and St. Francis sanitarium will assist in Ouachita parish, and Baptist, Cabrini, Charity and Central Louisiana State hospitals in Rapides parish. St. Landry clinic in St. Landry parish, Palms hospital in Vermilion parish, Minden sanitarium In Web- parish. Charity hospital in Tangipahoa parish and the Boga-i . , t .'. i r i . awy , ... 'and Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial AH loans must comply with hospital in Washintgon parish will Regulation W. also assist the selective service Twelve Private Offices jsyem. , v . Approximately 400 physicians. ui J" .un .-.. Montisfs anrt veterinarian In We make loans of all kinds . . . including youi automobile or truck. It you need extra cash or vour car pavmenh re-;ster duced, come in to see us Ask tor Mr. Gray. Mgr. or Loan Dept.. or Mr. .uullatt. General Mgr. All of Our Loans Are Insured And when we finance your car the entire balance on your loan is canceled and your note stamped "Paid" and delivered to your family or your beneficiary in case of your death. DEMAND Ithii protection WHEREVERB Byou finance your car or bor-0 fjrow money on it. MOTORS SECURITIES Company, Inc. 1217 Opposite Texas Charity Ave. Hospital veterinarians Jn pn orities one and two were registered by the Louiisana selective service system under the Oct. 3 6 registration. General Hufft said. He estimated at least 4,000 physicians, dentists and veterinarians will register in this second special registration. Hufft said classification ques tlonnaires and the form in - quiring if the registrant would accept a commission in the armed forces will not be given registrants at the time of the Jan. 15 registration, as was done Oct. 16. Pharmacists, osteopaths, optome trists ana otner ainea specialists I who may be registered under pubic !law 779 of the 81st congress will; 'not register Jan. 15, Hufft reminded, j The Louisiana draft director explained that generally speaking, those aliens exempt from registra-; tion who have not declared their intention of being citizens fall within one of the following groups:. Aliens admitted for the purpose: of study, officials or employes of public international organizations' and their families, aliens connected j with the United Nations organlza-i tion, aliens who are nationals of a! country with which there is in ef-j fact a tr.tjr or International gr-i COME TO PENNEY'S TOMORROW AND SEE THE GREATEST SELECTION OF SPRING PIECE GOODS EVER . . . ALL BRAND-NEW 1951 FABRICS, LUSCIOUS SOLID COLORS, STUNNING PRINTS, CONTRASTING STRIPES, DIRECT FROM THE LEADING FABRIC MILLS IN THE UNITED STATES! 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