The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on October 15, 1949 · 3
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Saturday, October 15, 1949
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i :-7 4 ! i SURRENDERS Helen Keller, 26) Hollywood party girl indicted in an alleged extortion racket, shown after she surrendered yesterday. She denied extorting money. Helen Keller ion Case ." Helen Keller, named with her onetime roommate in an extortion indictment, surrendered yesterday and wa3 ordered- to enter her plea to the charges next Friday. "t: She was taken into Superior Judge Robert H. Scott's court by her attorney, Glenn Lane, who succeeded in having her bail reduced from $5000 to $2500. Miss Keller Is accused of extorting $11,000 from Ben M. Klekner, Hollywood talent school operator. She denied the charges, stating, through Lane, her intentions with Klekner were "matrimonial." ;Sh said Klekner had paid tome of her bills, but she had not blackmailed him. ' Accused with her in the true r i U is Surrenders Extort Children love the cozy warmth of the glossy lamb's - wool ...the whimsical Puppy or Panda that squeak when itV pressed. ; You'll want to bay them for Christmas gifts now while sizes are complete. Peppermint pink, blue or white 2.9o ' - In ordering by mail or phone, please use the following guide: 5 to 9 months . . . sizes 2 or 3 1 year . . . sizes 4 or 5 ; ' 2 years... sizes 6 or 7 . , ,v 3 years . . sizes 8 or 9 '4 years, ..sizes 10 or 11 ' ( . 5 years. . .size 12 ' ' (& photo Fire Attributed to Smoking in Bed Is Fatal ; Smoking in bed was attributed by San Pedro firemen yesterday as the probable cause of a fire which early yesterday damaged a $40,000 home and killed its owner, Clarence F. Delahunt, 50, cafe owner. The fire broke out at 6221 Via Colinita, San Pedro, shortly before Mrs. Delahunt returned from a visit with friends in Los Angeles. It was discovered by Eddie Grant, a neighbor, who called the volunteer fire department. The body of Delahunt was found in the charred remnants of his bed.. bill 13 Toni Hughes, being held under bond as a fugitive in New York. H. Leo Stanley, chief investigator for the District Attorney's office,' plans to return her here next week. Jiey squeak these adorable slippers i f ' XP fill UK Puppy in sizes 2 to 8, Panda in sizes 6 to 12 childre.n's shoes, third floor 60 Horsemen Plan Spangler Hunt in Park Mounted Reserves to Seek Missing Party Girl Clues Sixty men and women in the Police Department's Valley Division reserve squad will ride horses throughout Griffith Park tomorrow, searching for Party Girl Jean Spangler. Dep. Chief of Police Thad Brown said yesterday this mount ed squad of reserve officers volunteered to hunt for clues. It was organized months ago because of much hilly and mountainous terrain in the Valley Division. The horsemen will cover the 4253 acres of this largest munici pal park within any city in the nation. Their search will fan out from Fern Dell, where the black cloth purse belonging to the dancing actress was found last Sunday. Vanished Oct. 7 The willowy brunette disap peared at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 from her Parklabrea apartment at 6216 Colgate Ave. ' - Three employees of a Salinas cafe said a woman resembling her had lunch there Tuesday. Shirley Ann Morse, 13, of 6234 Bakeman Ave., North Hollywood, who has known Miss Spangler and her family, told police she saw her with an older man in a sedan on Lankershim Blvd. at 7:40 a.m. Thursday. These reports have led police nowhere. Thomas Ellery Evans, 49, gam bler and ex-bodyguard for Tony Cornero, was released yesterday, He had been held on a technical booking of suspicion of robbery but police said he could not be linked with the disappearance of either Miss Spangler or Bel-Air's Mrs. Mimi Boomhower. Airmen Killed on Birthday SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 (TP) Ensigns Herbert V. Willis of Murphysboro, 111., one of two pilots killed yesterday in a collision of two Navy planes, died on his 22nd birthday. The other pilot was Lt. (jg) Robert James Patrick Murphy, 28, of San Lorenzo, Cal. The Navy announced their names today. for children J DIGNITY FOR DAUGHTER Shirley Temple Suit Astounds Hollywood Shirley Temple had earned $1,000,000 before sh was 10 but she was unable to make a success of her marriage and all Holly wood yesterday wanted to know why. But there were no answers forthcoming. Shirley's announcement Thursday that she was suing her handsome 28-year-old husband, John Agar, for divorce was all the answer that was available. That and the fact that her attorney reported she was charging extreme cruelty. The rumormongers had lots of answers ana svene Sunset Strip night-club booths and gilded restaurants bubbled with them. But they, remained rumors. The blond actress, a star since she was in swaddling clothes, had only this statement to make. "I want to have our divorce on a dignified and high plane for our little daughter's sake. I tried to hold on, to save our marriage, for her sake." , Agar, a former Air Force ser- State SocietieSi Picnic Speakers Announced Lt- Gov. Knight, Sheriff Bis-cailuz and Supervisor Darby will speak tomorrow at the annual all-day picnic of the Federation of State Societies in Sycamore Grove. The affair will open with a band concert at 11 a.m. Ted Davis, Indian entertainer also known as Silent Dawn, will be master of ceremonies. t ook again... geant now an actor, reportedly said that he still loves his wife but officially kept silent. : Their daughter,. Linda Susan, Is 20 months old. ; Traffic Victim Dies of Injuries TRAFFIC TOIX Yesterday's1 death 1. 1949 county, total 526. Dead: Mrs. Aneta E. West, 77, of 745 E Wilson Ave., Glendale. An inquest will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Kie-fer & Eyerick Mortuary, Glendale, into the death o Mrs. Aneta E. West, 77, of 745 E Wilson Ave., Glendale. Mrs. West died yesterday at Phj'sicians and Surgeons Hospital of injuries received Sept. 29 in an automobile collision at Laurel Ave. and Brand Blvd., Glendale. She was a passenger in a car driven by her husband John. Driver of the other car was Harry A. Daniels, 21, of 4322 Canon Drive, Montrose. Squadron to Meet . Air Force intelligence will be the topic for discussion Tuesday night by the 9337th Volunteer Air Reserve Training Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, at it's meeting in room 250, Polytechnic High School, at 7 p.m. it k ' r if li L A . " - :i Si I fmlN j I I f I f i 'J I ill i I -r P I U t-,J -S3. Ill .fLUiX) t I yi i s r. v.-. TAKEN BY DEATH Fritz Leiber, 67,. veteran actor who died of heart ailment. Stoker s Retrial for Burglary Set for Dec. 6 Retrial of burglary charges against Charles F. Stoker, suspended police vice squad sergeant and key figure in the recent county grand jury vice inquiry, was set yesterday for Dec. 6. A jury of eight iwomen and four men failed to reach a verdict in the first trial, which ended last Wednesday. The panel stood seven to five for conviction when dismissed by Superior Judge Charles W. Fricke. Whether the second trial will be pushed depends on the decision of the District Attorney's office. In formed sources says, however, the prosecutor's office probably will move to dismiss the charges. f t a 'II. ; ... belted... plain over plaid, side-buttoned... sizes 10 to 16 . 29.95 SPORTS SHOP, FOURTH FLOOR LosanjelcsfGimes sat.. October i 5, 1949-Porti FRITZ LEIBER TAKES LAST CURTAIN CALL Fritz Leiber, veteran Shakespearean actor and film player, died of a heart ailment yesterday at his home, 542 Frontera Drive, Pacific Palisades. He was 67. Leiber , was stricken last Wednesday, shortly after he had completed a role as Robert Taylor's father in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Devils Doorway." Born in Chicago, he made his stage debut at the old Dearborn Theater in 1902 as Pvt. Jones in "The Girl I Left Behind Me," and remained with the company for three years. Toured with Warfield In 1905 he joined Ben Greet's company and made his first appearance on the New York stage as Macduff in "Macbeth." Three j'ears later he toured with Julia Marlowe and Olga .Petrova for a year and then joined the Robert B. Mantell company, remaining until 1915, playing leading Shakespearean roles. For a time he toured with David Warfield, then returned to Mantell's company for two years In 1918 . he formed his own Shakespearean company and toured with it for nine years and then was engaged to direct and play leading parts with the Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society. - ; ' h ' ' "' Returned to Films Leiber remained with the society, until 1934 when he again toured for a year with his own company from Newark to the Pacific Coast. He played some film roles in 1917 and subsequently appeared in such productions as "If I Were King," "Anthony and STORE HOURS EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK 9:30 to SiZQ they're Two pets of the and worsted skirts... now put together in one-piece dresses. Plain Cleopatra" and "The Queen of Sheba." , In 1935 he returned to xhe films and appeared in leading supporting roles in '"The Life of Louis Pasteur," "Tale Pf Two Cities," "Anthony Adverse," "Prince and the Pauper," "The Great Garnck, "Bagdad," "Vendetta" and "Bnd , of Vengeance." . Leiber had lived in Pacific Palisades since 1941 and was a member of the Players Club in New York and the Authors Club in Hollywood. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Virginia Bronson Leiber, whom h marfied in 1910; a son, Fritz Leiber Jr., editor of Science Di- -gest, Chicago; a grandson, Justin Leiber, and a sister, Marie Leiber, also of Chicago. oi csruira: will be con- ducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Matthew's Episcopal wimtu. Pacific Palisades. Cremation will follow. - ' - JLos an&ele Cimes Vol. LXVin. Sat., Oct. 15,'t9. Every Morniny in ths yer -Daily ounded December 4. IBBl The Times BuildinB 202 W 1st St. Lo Mieeles 53 Calif oral (bona MAdlson 2343 AT NEWSSTANDS SinEl CODle. Dally 7 cents; .Sunday 15 cents. . Entered ?s second-class matter 1881. at tlw post office at Ixs Angeles. CaL. under the Act of March 3. 1879. BY CARRIER " " Dally and Sunday $2.00 P" Daily only 1.60 P monltt Sunday only . 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