Daily News from New York, New York on September 5, 1967 · 30
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DAILY N EWS, TUESDAY, SEPTPfBER 5,. 1967 C3 O i t i t n tin pv ii rr i i 1 1 n mWG MM,M(SlIWln 1 V "1- ,1 ..4 A 0. a- s 1 . M V. - X.-'. Palm BeacruTSept. 4 (Special) Junoesque Trink Wakeman, one of this snob resort's leading , party-givers, was arrested today and accused of shooting her handsome husband in the back after a violent argument. The husband, William Wakeman, was in fair condition tonight in the intensive care unit of Good Samaritan Hospital. Trink, who telephoned police after the shooting, was charged with aggravated assault and released in $1,000 bond. She is a daughter of the late Dwight Deere Wiman, one of Broadway's wealthiest producers, who left more than $4 million when ha, died in January 1951. Wakeman, noted for hi3 love of the good life, is her second husband. Police were given this account: The domestic argument came to a climax in the early hours of today when Trink pointed a .22 caliber revolver at Wakeman as they argued in the elegant bedroom of their sumptuous Spanish-style villa on El Brillo Way. Wakeman, it was reported, taunted his wife with the words: "You don't dare shoot me. You haven't got the guts." Bert ni Richard Mo:U Lto Trink Wakeman released in $1,000 bond. Police said she replied by shooting him in the back, the bullet going through his spine. The distraught Trink then called police. Detectives said that Wakeman, in his early 40s, was still conscious when they arrived. He was rushed to the hospital. After questioning, Trink, 49, was released in bond. Callers at the house were told that she was out and would be back later. Married 8 Years The Bocialite couple married about eight years ago after Trink divorced her first husband, William Carter. She had two .children, Dwight and Katherine, by her first marriage. Wakeman was a member of a societv known popularly as the Drunken Dekes DKE at Ken- yon College, where he also wasl captain of the college' three-cushion billiards team. After leaving school in 1945, he was for a time a mala model and then successfully wildcatted for oil in Ohio. Political Activity He entered politics and became chairman of the Florida State Republican finance committee. He resigned in 19C5. The Wakemans have a son, Ruf us, 4. Friends said that Trink settled $1 million on Wakeman a couple of years ago. Their home is noted for its 1,800-square-foot games room, an enormous bar and indoor fountains. Wakeman's hobby is vintage cars. He owns a number of old models. Palace 3iiarcl Vice Proliecl London, Sept. 4 (AP) Allegations linking some of Queen Elizabeth's palace guardsmen with a ring of homosexuals arc being investigated by Scotland Yard and the army, a polica spokesman said today. He said detectives on th case were sworn to secrecy "as a normal procedure" and that "we are saying nothing on tha details of the inquiry." The London Evening Newi headlined: "Guardsmen Tell of Mayfair Orgies," and sail "public figures" were involved. The investigation began several months ago after a wav of absenteeism by members of the household cavalry and tbs guards. Sources close to tha investigation" said it led to the disclosure of a "ring of organized vice" which staged homosexual shows before audiences. AmiSi-JeS fcimp Stalls Awto Traff tic at lien new By DONALD SINGLETON Holiday auto traffic at Kennedy International Airport was tied up yesterday afternoon by a 40-car stall-in staged by the Rosedale (Queens) Civic Association to protest jet aircraft noise. The motorcade rolled slowly past the airline terminals and panned briefly in front of the International Arrivals Building, already crowded with thousands of incoming passengers and their greetera. Police Department and Port Authority patrol cars escorted the procession and about 50 policemen converged on the scene to keep traffic moving. A fleet of 15 tow trucks was on hand in case of breakdowns. ; Clone Entrances The cops closed off the airport entrances from Van Wyck Expressway and Belt Parkway until the stall-in was over. It lasted an hour, from 4 to 5 p.m. Though the protest succeeded in stalling traffic, it attracted little attention. Hardly anyone but the cops and demonstrators knew what was going on. The civic group's cars, which carried no signs or stickers, became tangled up with the hundreds of other private cars, taxis and limousines in the area. For bag- Dish Blast u res 2 rwn Citv. NJ. Sept. 4 (AP) A dish of crepes suzette exploded during an anniversary celebration last night, burning a young woman and a doctor. In serious condition at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, was Mrs. Margretta Carter, 25, director of public relations for the Philadelphia Art Museum. Dr. Tommaso Creatore, 67, was listed in fair condition.; ; - - ', V,; 7..," gage-laden airline passengers, it was just one more annoyance. Meanwhile, the people in charge of preparing Labor Day statistics came up with the following: Seven dead and 691 injured in l,i56' accident in New York City, as of 8 A.M. yesterday. 750,000 swimming and sunning at Coney Island. Seven dead on New JeT32j highways as of 3 P.M. 300,000 at Rockaway Beach, 22.000 at Riis Park: 35,000 at Orchard Beach; 141.000 at Jones Beach, and 23,000 at Robert Moses Park. 200,000 students arriving at Kennedy Airport after Euopean vacations.- Number of paraies in the area: none. Number of days left before the reopening of school: darned few. Driving home from the Labor Day vacation was laborious. Police reported highways leading toward the city were jammed as night approached. IT' T 1 ., '.. .rf.'4!! - lj -v, ' ' 4 Sr A (XEffS foto lv Judd Mehlnian Labor Day is a day of leisure for crowds gathered around lake and fountain in Central Park, Wheel of Death Spins at Close of Holiday Chicago, Sept. 4 (AP) The Labor Day traffic fatality toll rose today as millions of Americans filled the highways returning home on the final summer holiday of the year. Even before late night clusters of vehicles swelled the expressways, city streets and rural roads, the death count stood at 4 "Attempts tokeep taa. figure lw were marred Saturday. Five lies were lost in an auto-truck collision near Monroe, Ga. Four persons were killed in a head-on erash near Forest City, N. C. Five persons died and six were injured in a crackup near Russell, Ark., and six teen-agers died when their car struck a tree near Pine Knot, Ky. 63S Killed Last -Year The National Safety Council 4edicted that 5G0-GOO persona would die in car, truck or motorcycle collisions during the period. Last year, 635 persons were killed in the worst Labor Day highway carnage since statistics were first compiled at the end of World War IL The Fourth of July weekend this year, a four-day period, had the largest death, toll of any American holiday, 732. There were 603 highway-v4efcimlig tW four-day 1967 Memorial Day weekend, a record for that observance. The council expressed concern over the final hours of the holiday. Inclement weather in many parts of the nation coupled with cool temperatures in the sunny areas reduced the number of water accidents. Twelve persons died in boating accidents and 19 person drowned. -

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