The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on April 23, 1960 · 38
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S m-sAt, apr. 23, i960 io& flnggif g ramr a 2, i nn, Drnhlnn- iJUi j i-iuuiiiy t Cohen Income i ! i ?y f - i Hears Witness -J 4 :t - i 4 NEW CITIZEN Actor Peter Lawford and his wife, who is a sister of Sen. John Kennedy, are pictured after the British actor took his citizenship oath. Times photo Peter Lawford Takes Oath of Citizenship Actor Peter Lawford, in special naturalization ceremonies, yesterday took the oath of citizenship before . Chief U.S. Judge Peirson M, Hall in federal court. Earlier some 156 other persons representing 23 foreign countries also became new U.S. citizens before Judge Hall. The actor, of 625 Ocean Front, Santa Monica, was accompanied to court by Mrs. Lawford, the former Pat Kennedy, sister of Massachu .setts Senator John Kennedy He was born in London and came to this country 18 years ago. Lawford will leave the country Monday for Israel for a motion picture role there. SAN LUIS Continued from First Page said he is confident it will not be in the form of the Forand bill. He explained he would favor some plan whereby the government would underwrite some part of the risk, such as is done in loans to veterans, as against the For-'and bill. I The latter measure, he contended, is open to very serious criticism because mil lions of Americans, such as schoolteachers, policemen, firemen and the self-em ployed, do not come under the provisions of the Social Security Act. Whether Mickey Cohen was paid $10,000 to prevent a jukebox war in 1957 may have been the subject of in quiry yesterday. by a federal erand iurv currently orob- !ing Cohen's sources of in come. Called to appear before the iurv was George Seed- man, president of Rowe Service Co., 2620 5 Hill bt., who. the Senate Rackets Committee reported in. March, had paid $1U,UU0 to nrevent a rival company from obtaining machine lo cations. Cohen, the committee re-norted. exercised his consti tutional privilege against self-incrimination by refus ing to comment as to why his income tax return for 1957 reflected an income of only $1,500 and did not in clude the asserted $10,000 pay-off. The former canaster, on the other hand, has vigorously denied receiving the money and has termed the committee report "inaccu rate." LAMARR DIVORGE Coatiwied from First Pagr i ! trial"-of," the )divj)rce action yesterday, Jledy replied:, jj "Why should I go? Howard couldn't hurt me any more than he already had in the years of our married life. I had nothing to gain." She said the emotional strain of the past three years has sapped her strength. 'For many months I was in a coma as a result of my life with Howard." Miss La-marr claimed. "I guess I took too much upon myself. I always had to make ex cuses for him when we were invited out to parties. I could never tell the truth." She said she has spent the-past months in seclusiooi, spending' most .of "jhe, time working., civ her paintings. Walls of her home bear evidence of this work in more than two dozen oils. Told that Lee had testified in court that she had slugged him and called him ugly names, .Miss Lamarr scoffed af the charge. "He is well over 6 ft. tall, I'm 5 ft, 4 in. He could throw me from one room to the otherand he did." She held up a finger which she said had been broken in a scuffle. 1 She said she fell in love with Howard because she felt he needed her. lo., and need" :she., fpfcuiied; "Someday I hope ip writs a hookr Only when talk, turned to her, lack;' of funds, did' the glamorous r actress . become bitter. . , She said Lee was even behind in the reduced support payments of $250 monthly he was ordered to pay four months ago. , , "We ve been eating TV d I n n e r s for the last three months," Miss Lamarr said. bhe was also bitter over Lee's f a i 1 u r e to inquire about the condition of her son, Anthony, 13, when the latter was injured in a bicycling accident two years! ago. (Anthony and Denise, 15, are children from her mar- "It was a combination of'riage to John Loder.) ra ine pastjearrwas tnree days-ago. He toloVme I. better be iivHoustmv for the Strial-U)r'else,' she added." 'In - the" property ' settlement, according to Radet-sky, Miss Lamarr will get a fee interest in 103 oil well3 which should bring her about $3,600 a month, $73,000 in .cash with which to clear up current bills and $50,000 in negotiable notes. She is to keep furs, iewelrv and fur niture in her possession. The couple also iointlv own a Tyrolean-style chalet in Aspen, toio. j "I built it for Howard," Miss Lamarr explained. "He told me he was tired of liv ing in Texas. But guess he didn't need it." . There were . Indicalons from, tlit actresf,' however. had that evea! tliougluLee woa in uncontested divorce when she withdrew her cross-complaint, spme legal fireworks might ba in the offing.' ! ""This is only the beginning," she said cryptically. Court officials said Hedy's estimated $500,000 settle-ment wiuld probably be much less when she finishes paying her attorneys. Atty. J. Edwin Smith of Houston and Jack Okin of Newark, N.J., were awarded $50,000 each. Frederick Robinson of Houston got $25,000 while Radetsky and Seymour Leib- erman, who worked out th settlement, will receive 5ou,- 000 under the court order. Musicians Guild Files Charges of Unfair Practices The Musicians Guild of America yesterday filed unfair labor practices charges with the National Labor Relations Board against its rival union, alleging that Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians has violated the Taft-Hartley Act by attempting to deny employment to 20 MGA mem bers. MGA charged that Local 47 has published a blacklist of the 20 members in its monthly magazine and has warned other musicians? not to perform with them. NLRB . said it will investigate the charges. GUNMEN Continued from First Page er, but they were clean." The second bandit was described as of medium height, with dark hair and a leather jacket. Miss Conner said the men, ,both carrying revolvers, were reasonably polite. Their description and the license number of Miss Con ner's car were broadcast in a police all-points bulletin. Woman Receives $100,000 in Divorce Action A property settlement of $100,000 was approved by Superior Judge Lloyd S. Nix yesterday in awarding an uncontested divorce to Mrs. Ethel Sutton, 58. wife of Jay M. Sutton, 59, owner of several theaters in the Los Angeles area. The couple were married in Detroit in 1918 and separated last month. Mrs. Sutton testified that he struck her on several occasions and was otherwise abusive. Her testimony was corroborated by the couple's daughter, Mrs. Gail Moss. Wife Burned as Candle Ignites Dress Mrs. Roz Fianks. wife of Beverl1 Hills dentist Monte Franks, was seriously burned yesterday when a buffet table candle ignited her dress during a benefit party at her home. One of the 600 party guests said Mrs. Franks "went up in flames" when the lighted candle fell against her dress. Newsreel cameraman Bill Banks, 45, threw Mrs. Franks to the floor and ex tinguished the fire with his coat, a tablecloth and a blanket. After emergency treatment by a doctor, Mrs. Franks put on a new dress and continued to greet guests in her home, 1025 Summit Dr., Beverly Hills, before being taken to Mt Sinai Hospital. Mrs. Franks, who suffered burns over 25 of her bodv, was reported in good condition at the hospital. Guests at the party for the Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Research Institute included Rep. James Roosevelt, his brother, Elliott, producer Dore bchary and violinist Jan Rubini. $35,000 Gem Theft Told David Gayne, salesman for a New lork iewelrv firm. told police yesterday that someone stole $35,000 worth of jewels from the trunk of his parked car Thursday. Gayne said the car was taken from in front of his home at 4215 Don Tomasa Dr. It was found two blocks away, it3 trunk forced open and three leather cases containing rings, brooches and watches missing. 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