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SAYS SHE WAS IN EUROPE Actress Denies Alleged Love Scene in Theater UUO Ai\U£/Lilib, AUg. 17 OB -Actress Maureen O'Hara said today she was in Europe making a movie at the time a witness testified she and a Latin lover engaged in amorous embraces in a Hollywood theater. Her attorney said that as a re. suit of the testimony yesterday in the criminal libel trial of Confidential magazine she will increase the damages sought in her own suit gainst the publication from one million to five million dollars. The alleged love scene was described by James Craig, an independent movie producer, who flew from London and became the first defense witness. The defense has said it will fight Ihe libel charge by proving stories published about stars in Confidential anc its sister publication, \Yhisper, were true. Craig testified the incident oc- cun-ed in November 1953 when he was assistant manager of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. He said he ordered red- haired Miss O'Hara and the unidentified Latin man out of the theater after twice finding them Home Ransacked While Owner Away Officers of the Abilene Police Department were investigating Saturday night the burglary of the Jim Kendrick home, 2125 Cedarcrest Dr. Burglars ransacked the home, but it is not known what W3S t sk 6D Kendrick, a land man for Standard Oil Co., has been out of town since Monday. The break-in was reported by Earl Rose, 401 E.N. 23rd St., a friend of Kendrick. Rose said a boy taking care of the Kendrick yard notified him. Entrance was gained through a bedroom window. The break-in could have occurred any time between Monday and Saturday, police said. It is unknown if Kendrick will return to town immediately, and the value of any stolen articles will not be known until he does. Investigating the burglary were Detective 0. L. Bain, Patrolman Troy Willis and Detective Lt. Grpver Chronister, identifications officer. in amorous embraces. His story, titled "When Maureen O'lfara Cuddled in Row 35," appeared in the March 1957 Confidential. Mistaken Identity Miss O'Hara, who had previously denied the story, said in a statement lissued today through her attorney, Guy E. Ward: "In an effort to be charitable to Mr. entirely mistaken either in his identity of me or in his testimony." She said she has been on call as prosecution witness for the past two weeks and is "ready and anxious to testify as to the complete falsity of the Confidential article and as to Mr. Craig's testimony. "f will prove by my passport and at least 10 other witnesses that it was physically impossible for me to have been in the theater during November 1953. 'I left the United States about Trol-mA a 'n a ^ n » UI ^, ln °" ann0n ireiana, on uct, 8, 1953, and was continuously engaged in making ·he motion picture photoplay, Fire Over Africa,' a Columbia re:ease, in Spain and England dur- ng the entire months of October, riving in New York on Jan.' 11, 1954." Attorney Ward said papers were served yesterday on Craig naming him as a defendant in Miss O'Hara's civil suit. He said "she'll be in my office Monday to sign the paper" raising the damages sought. Call In A (-(inn ^au tu rtvllUu Meantime, Hollywood indigna- :ion over sensational testimony in .he trial brought a cal! to action from actor George Murphv, Murphy, whose many public appearances about the country have made him filmland's unofficial ambassador of good will, declared: "We've got to set up the machinery to prevent such a thing as this Confidential trial from ever happening again." ' The actor spoke up after Craig's testimony yesterday. Murphy, president of the Motion Picture Industry Council and director of public relations for MGM studio, proposed establishment of a permanent organization. He said it would hire the "best legal coun- sel" to expose publication of what he called falsehoods about Hollywood notables. "Right now our people are almost defenseless to protect themselves," the actor declared. "This .trial is a shameful procedure. All Manpower Woes died By Hershey WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 MV-If war should come tomorrow, or even next year, Maj. Gen. Lewis hey says this country would its military manpower "in a and was very unsatisfactory condition." *""'""" "-rshey, veteran head of the tive Service System, says that in addition to the present 000 4 Die in Soldier's Family; Tragedy Loomed 6 Weeks COLORADO Aug. 17 UB--A SPRINGS, threat of Colo., death hung over a Ft. Carson soldier it was honored. and his family for six weeks before tragedy struck, it was learned today. _ Police continued their investigation into the triple murder and suicide of Sgt. Leo Dandoy, 41; his wife, Magdalena, 34, and their sons, Danny, 11, and Edralin, 10, and the debt-tangled affairs of the family. Their bodies, one bullet wound in the head of each, were found Thursday. From notes left by the woman and the position of a pistol near her body, police concluded she ··wv h,, h A « f L . My husband gave me all of his pay every month. That's how he trusted me. He believed me about savings. He thought I had paid or the car. I have lied to him and shot her husband and sons and then herself. Police Chief I. B. (Dad) Bruce said today an investigation showed hi Mrs. Dandoy had bought guns out End ammunition three times since K^ July 3. hls Twice guns were returned. Ironically, the cheek dated June to 17 which paid for the gun and am munition used in tbeTrageoV wls were bom ' Phil? " * through again and the second time to Mr. and Mrs. Irving Harris to you. "When I was back home^in the Philippines--I spent ail his money not for us, but for helping others. I went broke because of my end." Both Sgt. Dandoy general reaction in the In- less than ew p e n tial fighting men are trained. If an additional two million were mobilized, about one million would come from the organized reserves and the balance either from veterans or untrained young men from "8^4 through 25 years, he said. Hershey offered his opinions to the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday as it considered a House-approved bill that would permit the armed services to reject men with low mental ratings. Witnesses testified that only 84,K men now are being drafted from a pool that contains 1,300,000 men between 18 and 26 years and that this pool is increasing by 200,000 each year. Hershey said the N a t i o n a l Guard, Navy reserve and similar organizations could provide one million trained men. He said the next million must come from veterans who already from young men who have had no military training. told the clerk to run the check and Fort Worth to the West Coast Rock' [Grundman, attorney for the CAB's bureau of air opera . _. -- -~ ~»*~ kj wuAi.au vk all nuclei- Mrs. Dandoy wrote in a letter tions, stated this week the bureau would recommend that National ur trom Houston's application for West 10 m Coast service is still pending. Buried FT. LAMY, French Equatorial dis- Africa, Aug. 17 ItfV-Officiais an VIENNA, Aug. 17 authorities have announced u , 0 - nmta I forged covery of huge subterranean jet- nounced today 31 persons were 3 about t. Hussians bur- local ,,,,,, entrances to the under- north of Kt. Lamy! · -- 3 0 feet down before ~ 1LEAVES DEVIOUS TRAIL of a $100,000 shortage at a cal clinic vanished from the At- B . anta area "owing; money to just i e won best-in-show about everybody in town," a court ,, i- Westminster dog show at official said today. MnriKnn K n ,,* f « n~.j~- .·,, xt_... M. M. Armistead, vvss owned '# Cari of High Polct - N - c - pointed custodian of the property ^ e of Mrs. Margaret Burton, alias ?J g j Janet R. Gray, said the bills ° v " " 1V " vi "°" mumi ·anged all the way from $59.50 for as GT ? several years ago. a hat from a fashionable store toe o , n was 114,000 still due on her $26,000 known b y 22 different name?; and . en- ncJuded $1,600 due at one store sin, China, as a British subject and $300 or $400 at several other The FBI said her police record shops, he said. TM- "··- "»«»«*.i.i»j i-cii, UJVTJJ linn uie law m nonOIUlU tflf *TMy 30. bore a mortgage for $2,121 Panama Canal Zone, Canada Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia. FOR THOSE CHILLY MORNINGS--An oyster white coat lined with beaver is suggested for chilly late autumn mornings by its designer, Emilio Federico Schubert, of Rome. The creation is worn over a close fitting three-quarter length turtle dove brown jacket and morning suit of oyster white wool. (AP Wire- photo) A cool frontal passage here Sat urday kept West Central Texa temperatures below the 100 degree mark for the first time in four days. Saturday's high reading was 94. The front's passage also bring The U. S. Weather Bureau fore cast partly cloudy skies and warm weather for those two days with a chance for afternoon and eve have done required service or ning thundershowers. High both Houston Opposes Dallas Air Route HOUSTON, Aug. 17 W) -- The -- - « · -- r - -- ---. "» ja «;iu- Houston Chamber of Commerce P era tares have averaged 99.1 said yesterday the chamber would degrees which was L3 degrees try to block any move, to begin lower tnan ^ose registered for a new airline service from Dallas {he sa "ie period iit 1956 days will run about 95 degree with a Jow of 75 Sunday night. The cool front moved in early Saturday and completed the pas sage about 8 p.m. Temperature took a seven degree drop from . to 9 p.m. When the front moves out of the area it may set off £ shower line, the bureau added. During the past seven days tern Cancer, Heart Disease Increase AUSTIN, Aug. 17 (ffl-The State JIBWK. a«u oan riancisco H f alth De P artmen t today report- The chamber said National Air- can - eer and heart disease ran « up gnm new records for the number of Texans to die last year Of a total 69,671 deaths from al causes during 1955, the health department said heart disease killed 22,888 while cancer claimet Arabs, Shepherds Clash; 31 Killed There is trouble each year when Hwt it the streamlined new Symphonic Electric radio-record player with the big Alnico PM jpeakerl Piays four speedt ond has separate conlrolj, plus lop qual- iry joond reproduction for your listening pleasure. ZAU J2WHJY CO. 1«6 PINE Phone OR 3-4259 I , |( '".; ' . . Vanished Woman Sought by FBI ATLANTA, Aug. l? (fl-An at-took them to Connecticut. «»»,,» «.,,.....» mother whose court-ap Square Garden in New Ywk in 1954 - At that tj TM the , r , wimming pool-equipped home. Mrs. Burton's clothing accounts her daughter by nine aliases. Mrs. Burton was born in Tient- began 18 years ago. Since then, ( . n, The piai air-conditioned Lincoln the FBI said, she has had bouts n which she suddenly left town with fhe law in Honolulu the , and a photographer who took pic- .ures at a party for her dog-loving friends said she failed to pay about $30 for her services. The FBI said an active search was, under way for Mrs. Burton and her 20-year-old daughter, Sheila Joy, and clues were being checked out at several offices. "We certainly don't know where she is or we would have her in custody," an FBI spokesman said. The FBI wants Mrs. Burton on a charge of transporting stolen property across state lines. The search began when a shortage estimated at $100,000 was diS' covered at a suburban Decatur Medical Clinic where Mrs. Burton worked as bookkeeper. She wa; asked to visit the clinic and ex plain the shortage. Instead, the FBI said, she left town with her daughter, the pink car, a station wagon and a moving van with about 30 valuable show dogs. The pink car was found abandoned at Greenville, S.C. The FBI said a person who accompanied Mrs. Burton brought five dogs back to Atlanta, two others 20 turned up at kennels at Rocky Hill, Conn. At Rocky Hil], dog trainer Theodore W. Young Jr., 29, was arrested on an FBI charge thai he met the woman at Greensboro, N.C., obtained the 20 dogs anc Chinese Art Collector Dies PARIS,-Aug. 17 GB-C. T. Loo, 73, one of the world's foremost collectors, and dealers in Chinese art, died .Thursday in Nyon, Switzerland, his family announced today. His body was brought yesterday to his pagoda'-styled home in the heart of Paris where he kept a priceless collection of ancient Chinese art-the biggest of .its kind in Europe and only rivaled by that of his New York branch. named Rise and Shine, and Capital Gain. 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