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Zzxz RAPE TRIAL
Fo r days ago, Negro hotel owner Tony Davis went on
trial in Dallas for allegedly raping a white English.
girl, a Freedom Roder who worked with the Congress of
Racial Equality. Today, defense witnesses are sworn in,
witnesses the defense will call to the stand
to attack her story.
Davis, and Defense attornies Bunkley and Tessmer examine
a sheet of paper, which the English secretary says was
used by Davis to take down her body measurements, meas-.
surements Davis needed so he could get her a modeling job,
After the alleged attack, the secretary said she tore up
the paper. On it are her height; 5-onei weight, one--hun-.
dred and ten, dress size, 6-and-a-half, and the words,
"knees----okay." It notes she's a dancer, a pianist, that
the graduated from high school at the top of her class,
and traveled over Europe. Also there 's a maxim written
in, her '~estsian? of Xn
eep your words soft and sweet, 'cause
tell which you'll have to eat."
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Rape trial], item, December 6, 1961; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc976885/m1/1/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.