Oct. 5, 1954

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2002

The lead story on this date 48 years ago:

Monroe asks waivers on DiMaggio

HOLLYWOOD (AP) – Today is the day that Marilyn Monroe asks waivers on Joe DiMaggio, the former Yankee slugger. The busty blonde, the hottest movie property since the Warners studio caught fire, is scheduled to file for divorce next week.

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Her attorney, Jerry Gleiser, said a conflict of careers caused the rift in the nine-month marriage.

600 applicants applied for Lipton jobs

Applications for work at the new Lipton Tea plant are piling up at the employment office here but apparently no one knows when hiring will start.

J. R. Willoughby, director of the state Employment Service, said yesterday some 600 applications have been received since the company announced plans to build last May.

The company plans to hire between 200 and 250 at its plant being built on a 14-acre tract in the West End of Suffolk.

Pair who stole shotgun hunted

State police have alerted residents of the White Marsh Road area to be on the lookout for two men in khaki who allegedly stole a shotgun and shells from a home there yesterday.

The men, described as fairly young, were last seen entering a cornfield at the home of John Frank Folk, 73, around 9 a.m. yesterday.

Folk told the state police that the men swiped the 12-guage, double barrel shotgun from his bedroom while his wife, Laura, 77, and a friend washed clothes in the kitchen.

7 deer, 1 bear killed by local hunters

Since the hunting season opened on deer and bear last week, only seven deer and one bear have been reported killed by local clubs in the Dismal Swamp area of Nansemond and Norfolk counties.

The relative scarcity of kills has been blamed on everything from the lack of rain to the hot weather

According to information passed by mouth from the hunting clubs, the Marvin Howell Club of Suffolk accounted for two deer kills; the Roy Denison Club of Suffolk, two; and the Charlie Riddick, Quonset and Rogers clubs, one apiece.

William Kilby on VPI honor court

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets this week elected members of the corps’ executive committee and honor court members.

William Kilby, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hill Kilby of Butler Avenue, is one of three freshmen selected to the honor court.