Daily News from New York, New York on August 18, 1946 · 3
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Daily News from New York, New York · 3

New York, New York
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Sunday, August 18, 1946
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SUNDAY NEWS, AUGUST 18, 1946 May De Reunited With Husband Elk m Bdh H3(SFsy CHICAGO, Aug. Donald Murray, 41, and his wife, Doris, 39, separated since Murray shot and killed his "best friend" whom he found with Mrs. Murray in a Loop hotel room, may be back tog-ether again soon. Murray, acquitted last week Mrs. Doris Murray 17 (JF). - of murder in the death of Major John Fletcher, 46, Canadian army officer, told a reporter, "Yes, I think we'll be reconciled." His wife reached separately, said, 'I.et the public think what it wishes. We will decide our own futures." Reporter Visits Saloons, Finds Beer is Still 10c By CHARLES Mt HARRY Beer was still 10 cents a glass in this town's solid saloons yesterday and tavern owners were uncertain whether to tax the clients an additional cent, a price rise granted by the OPA Friday. f Some hosts said frankly they and grill cash registers were riot would watch the guy around the ; built to record pennv sales. The corner. If he charged 11 cents for expense of a new or altered regis- n 8-ounce glass, they too would raise the price. Others said the 1-cent price hike would not be worth the trouble it would cause, both to themselves and to customers. Beer drinkers, one owner pointed out, long have been used to planking down a dime for their potion, however large or small, and would resent an addi tional charge. ter, he said would not be compensated for by 1 1-cent beer. Most owners said thev would also hold the line on bottled beer, although OPA okayed a price rise of one cent on 12-ounee bottles and two cents n quarts. I. usher saloons, like Longrhamps, still were charging Friday's tariff for beer (36 cents for a 12-ounce glass) and also were uncertain Another dispenser said most bar i whether to tack on the extra cent. EBaseball Scout Slain In Dallas Hotel Room Swial to I'll Dallas, Tex., Aug. 17. The brutally beaten and slashed nude body of Edward Leslie Wilson, 37, St. Ixniis Cardinal By KERMIT JAEDIKER A Coast Guard plane roared over the Atlantic on an errand of mercy yesterday, but the Atlantic turned it back. Speeding a doctor and medical supplies to a troopship aboard which were two seriously ill passengers, reported stricken with diphtheria, the plane reached its destination, 400 miles east of New York, only to discover that the seas were too high for a landing. The vessel, Newbern Victory, reported later that one of the passengers died. The identity of the two was not disclosed. The vessel, due to arrive here today, is carrying 1,495 troops, 17 civilians and a Red Cross worker. The master of the ship, which sailed from Leghorn, Italy, reported at 9:15 A. M.. the Coast Guard said, that a patient aboard was suffering with a respiratory trouble diagnosed as "symptomatic of diphtheria." He asked evacuation of the patient, if possible. A later report said another patient was showing the same symptoms. Plane Carries Doctor . The Coast Guard went into action. An air-sea rescue plane with a doctor and medicine took off from Salem, Mass. A Coast Guard-operated Army bomber took off from Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, with t wo fi ve-gallon tanks of oxygen, as well as medical supplies for innoculation and treatment. It was planned to drop the packets containing the tanks and supplies by parachute. The first plane, which was to land the troopship, take on the ill passengers and head for Boston, arrived at the scene, messages to the Coast Guard indicated, but found the water was too rough either to land a plane or lower a lifeboat. Medical Supplies Okay. Later the bomber reported by radio that a message from the ship said medical supplies were not needed. Coast Guard headquarters at 42 Broadway assumed that the supplies aboard the Newbern Victory would suffice to take care of the surviving patient" until the ship docks at 9:30 this morning at Pier 11, Staten Island. The body of Les Wilson, scout for tho St. Louis Cardinals, is examined by Dallas detective after discovery in hotel room yesterday. Broken furniture indicated Wilson had put up a terriHc fight. . (A. P. Wir-f.to vL i , baseball scout, was found in a bloodspattered room of th Savoy Hotel here this morning. Broken furniture indicated that Wilson had put up a terrific fight. The body of the scout, who-was Castle Clinton Monument Waits on Tunnel j 3 . K be -. it r.r v ' mm 1 mmwr i- -'i 5l -J discharged from the Army Air rorees in January, was found by a maid. She said that the body was slumped in a sitting position against the door. also badly bruised by what are be lieved to be fist blows and kicks. Detective ("apt. Fritz says h believes Wilson was knocked unconscious and that later he revive-I One of th twin beds in the room ! "l wandered around his room in was broken and other furniture i Hazed condition, smearing the strewn about the room. j walls with his bloody hands. Detective Capt. Will Fritz said j Once an I'mpire. he found the bottom half of a : f3 gt Loui, Joe Mathis. head of snapshot of a woman on the floor! tn. Cardinal farm and scout sys-and another photograph of an uni- j tm saj(1 Wilson had called him dentitied woman in a bureau ; al,out a baseball plaver at Tyler, drawer. He also found one empty j Tex He dij-t jnow hat Wilsort whiskey bottle and a half full one. t ,i: ; i(..i..., ii,th; Blood was spattered on the floor. I W ilson usually carried about ilOi both beds and along the walls of j t(J $-,m in hls purse the room. Thr Cardinal scout was a native Police are searching for two men ' of j.ayeUPviile. Ark., and ha.l who are known to have been in the ; . as caU-her and infiel ler hotel room with the Cardinal scout : j (j Favetteville an.i The Aquarium as it once appeared. The Aquarium partly dismantled. Washington, D. C, Aug. 17 (U.R. The Interior Department announced plans tonight to make Castle Clinton, historic landmark in Battery Park, New York, a national monument. The historic castle, built in 1808 as a fortification for the defonsa of New York Harbor, served as the military headquarters of the U. S. Army during the War of 1812. It had been slated for demolition in the construction of the Battery-Brooklyn vehicular tunnel. The site became a national monument under terms of a law signed by President Truman this week. The castle formerly was the property of the City of New York. All restoration and development work to be undertaken by the National Park Service will be delayed until after the tunnel has been completed. Mayor William O'Dwyer has promised that the structure will be protected while tunnel construction is in progress. Little work and expense be required, the department said, to bring to view the thick circular red sandstone walls of the old original fort, which are still intact. last evening. Two women who live I across the hall from Wilson. Mrs. Yerna Kvans and Miss Louise , i,- it :j .i i... Pire in j . j i.u'..l:" -.1 ... ,u.. ias a scout by the ( ardinals when en uinwu . ...... , , , . lie waa i.cii iiviii - ' " j Springfield of the Western Association. He also served as an um- that league. He was hire-i described as looking like "country people," entering the room with Wilson. Slashed With Knife. William Brown, Savoy Hotel porter, said he carried two bottles of whisky and a bottle of wine to Wilson's room an hour or so after he had visitors. He said he believed the scout was alone at the time. The police said after an autopsy today that they believed Wilson received his wounds about 11 P. M. yesterday and died around 5 A. H. today. They said he suffered deep knife slashes across the throat, head and shoulders. The body was last January. He was unmarried. NEWS AROUND THE CLOCK from The Daily News is broadcast over WNEW at 1130 on tho dial: Regular editions 24 times a day on the half hour. Wakeup editions weekdays at 6, 7 and 8 A. M. Extra editions on tha hour, whenever news is urgent. Bulletins at one.

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