Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on March 25, 1943 · Page 7
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 7

Oakland, California
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Thursday, March 25, 1943
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- OAKLAND TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, MARCH 25. 1913 D Grand Jury Hears Recommendations for Fighfirjg Venereal Disease; 2 Slugged in Crime Flare-up -- - Recommendations for- 8tpp4thBt will aid In the light against venereal diseases were presented to the Ala meda County Grand Jury today as . new cases of joolence masked the . crime situation in Oakland and San' Francisco. -. - w-- While Oakland police investi gated a slugging-robbery and $V Xvolvtd the theft of a large amount of new shoes, the Grand Jury re ceived testimony on venereal diseases as they 'affect the armed forces. , Edwin J. Cooley, regional wiper visor of the Federal Security Agency arid the Office of Defense Health, and Welfare Service, occu pied! the witness stand most of the morning - at the special courthouse . hearing. He is in charge of com batting venereal diseases among en listed men, and presented figures concerning members of the armed forces. PERCENTAGE SHOWS GAIN "The Oakland area, for thejight-month period ending ' January 1, showed a 20 per cent increase in syphilis and a 55 per cent increase in gonnorhea or an overall per' centage increase over the preceding fVight-month period of 49.5 per cent," he testified, according to District Attorney Ralph E. Hoyt. Hoyt said Cooley declared that the principal carriers of Venereal " diseases are the professional prosti tutes and the amateurs or "pickups.' Civilian authorities, Hoyt said he testified, need-additional men to work on -the prostitution situation, Among his recommendations, Hoyt aid, were: That no more" suspended sentences Be given to prostitutes, that no pro batiorj be given prostitutes Without adequate supervision, that bail for prostitutes be raised from the pres ent $150, that convicted prostitutes be given the maximum 180-day sentence, that better jail facilities be provided so judges can sentence prostitutes, that local ordinances be adopted to facilitate the conviction of known prostitutes, and that the personnel of the. county probation office be increase so that it will - have facilities with which to work for the rehabilitation of prostitutes. Hoyt related that Cooley testified that in World War I 7,500,000 man-days were lost in tie armed forces because of venereal diseases and that the Government is attmptlng to avoid a similar loss in the current war. ARMY MAJOR SLUGGED In San Francisco, meanwhile, Dr. Thomas Burma, an Army major and surgeon stationed at the Presidio, wa found unconscious early today on a couch in an apartment at 1140 Fine Street Police said he was the victim of a . mysterious slugging-robbery in which an estimated $350 was stolen. Hospital attendants said 1 - t Mothers Day mem Beautiful Bronze P O RTBAITS Complete In 9x12 mounts Every Mother will treasure a good and recent photograph of her son or daughter on Her Day. Have your made early, (Proofs will be shown). No appointment necessary' AUSTIN STUDIOS 7 Beautijul Austin Studies ii Northtm California OAKLAND 1930 Broadway ' Phent CL tncourt 8617 DAILY HOURS 9 a.m. o 6 p.m. . Sundaya 10 .m. to 4 p.m. ! SAN FRANCISCO 833 Market St . Mono-EX brook 2339 DAILY HOURS: 9 turn, to 7:30 p.m. .- Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OTHER AUSTIN STUBIOS lOCAT BERKFLET RAN JOSt. STOCKTON RICHMOND ratsNo.... ; tu In Center St n South First St.. tt South Sutter BIS Macdonild Are .....1644 Fulton SI. Itin I-M14 M4 '' r!aetval,ltlet el Cllferl ' . hte had suffered a possible fractured skull. . This was one of four beating cases reported in San Francisco. Police said John Ermen, 28, a steward, on a Royal Dutch merchant-marine jresselr-reported that a United States sailor whom he met in a tavern beat and robbed him of room at 440 Geary Street Ermen was treated at Harbor Emergency Hospital for a 'head laceration and an arm injury. The Oakland slugging victim was Ira Taylor, of Douglas Ariz., who told police he was set upon by two Negroes at Eighth and Grove Streets. They -took his wallet, which contained $35, and Taylor was treated at Highland Hospital for a laceration of the face. . ' Statistics presented yesterday to the Grand Jury included a comparison of new delinquency cases filed in the Juvenile Court. The" figures included an estimate of a 46 per cent increase in both boy and girl eases this year over 1942. JUDGE BLAMES BARS Superior Judge Frank M. Ogden declared that "cocktails lounges are a major factor in the delinquency of minor girls, according to Hoyt. He suggested to the jury, Hoyt said, tha the operating hours of bars be curtailed. Judge Ogden, according to Hoyt, suggested that the Grand Jury rev quest State authorities to allocate funds for the construction of juve-i nile facilities in this county tha' will make possible the segregation of various offenders so that the more innocent will not be thrown in with. "hardened cases.". . i SEVENTH ST. RENAMED Another witness before the jury was Matthew Lawrence, of 1338 Eighth Street, president of the West Oakland Improvement Club. There have been so many stabbings in west uaKiana, Hoyt saia uw rence testified, ;that improvement club members refer to Seventh Street a? "Cutting Boulevard.". Lawrence suggested to , the. jury that a police station be established in ' the area and that it be staffed with Negro officers. In addition, he said,, there is a need for a first-aid station with an interne on duty at all times. He, also suggested, according to Hoyt, that taverns be. closed after 7 p.m., arid that .pool halls and lot teries be closed entirely. James H. Qumn, member of. the State Board , of Equalization, told the jury of a recent survey made by his organization.-' Quinn said bars have been warned that licenses will be revoked if suspected prostitutes.are not prevented from frequenting the places, and if they continue -with violations of laws covering the sale of liquor. Other witnesses today w r- e scheduled to be Chief of Police . J is Ma 9th SK12S EACH In Ion of 4 or moro ..Phone TH ornw.ll inn .Fbone Columbia Vi?1 SI... .A ..'.Phone t-24 t ... Phone Stanley William of ; Albany add Walter Cordon, Negro attorney. Dr. 'Burrus, the San Francisco slugging victim, was taken to Central Emergency Hospital and then transferred to Letterman General Hospital. Polictsa'idtheapartment in which he was found was that of Marvin Stone, 21, a bowling alley Stone's wife, Louise, 20, told of ficers she found the major on the couch in the apartment when she and her sister, Mjgs Lois Crisp, returned home from a movie. Police said she had had an argument with her husband and that as she and her sister returned, they met Stone and a friend of his on the steps. Stone, they said, greeted her with the ' assertion, that he was going to sea. Then, according to police, she went upstairs and found Dr.. Bruus. The major told officers he had had a few drinks in a nearby tavern and that he remembered leaving the tavern. He said he thought he left the place alone. Another San Francisco slugging victim was Cornelius Regan, 60, a butcher of 1522 Seventh Avenue, whe suffered a possible skull fracture and . a broken jaw when , he was beaten and robbed by a gang of men who seized him from behind on Mason Street near Market Street. Frank Lowe, 1540 Ellis Street told San Francisco police that two men whom he met at a bar beat and robbed him Of $200, his watch and a ring. He suffered cuts on the face. The burglaries under investigation here included' that " of ' a shoe store operated by Joe Arena at 1414 23rd Avenue. The store was entered through a Jimmied rear door and 40 pairs of women's shoes, 24 pairs of children's shoes and 15 pairs of men's shoes were stolen, Arena reported. A large amount of liquor and money and food was taken in a burglary last night at the Half-Moon Cafe at 1401 14th Street The owner, Peler Boscacci, said the loss might reach $2000. He said the loot included about 24 cases of liquor and a radio. The burglars broke open vending machines, piri-ball machines and a music box. rr, it f ,rrrrnvr V ill l v f i 1 i - : 5 m- i n i: tell ip :. CAP PI5T0LXR1ME CAREER OF BOY, 9, ENDS ON FIRST DAY A 9-year-old Oakland boy tried his hand at crime here late yester- day.and, after an unsuccessful effort to "stick-up", a, service-station opera torTHStaged-a-4ioldup4hat netted him $2... . . Hemanage.d , to ; spend qc-ly 20 cents of his loot, however, before ha was apprehended and taken to the detention home. Police related that the boy armed himself with a cap pistol of "fron-tier-44" type to begin his venture into crime. He entered the service station of Robert Towell at S322 Peralta Street and, flourishing the gun, announced: "This is a stick-up. Get your hands up and don;t try any funny business." ' Towell, instead of complying, made a threatening gesture and the boy fled.. A short time later, though, the boy came upon Clarence Clark, 8, of 1223 34th street, wnose moxner had sent him out to change a $5 bill. Again the young "bandit brandished his cap pistol and ga,ve his "stick-up" command. Clarence put up his hands, and the boy removed ,; $2 from his pockets. ' ''i" Police said the boy robber later was found near Lafayette School. He had $1.80 in his. possession, having spent 20 cents of his. "swag" for ice cream and candy. Concord Boy, 10, Given Last Rites ' CONCORD, March 25. Funeral services for Ray Claude Warner, 10, Concord schoolboy, are pending at the Guy & Blackwell Mortuary here,- - The boy died in an Oakland hospital after an illness of four months. Born in Oklahoma, he Jiad lived in California nearly two years. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Claude Warner. SBuf Quality facarrie Quality SHabfo r t w HP. Jff 1 Holmes -Quits San Quentin SAN QUENTIN, March 25. &) The one-time peninsula socialite, John" M; Holmes, was released to day from "San Quentin Prison which he entered August 25, 1941, after conviction of manslaughter. Holmes, 37, was convicted of slay iv Wiltun Davis " McNaryr-36r- Portland, and Pendleton, Ore. ' The shooting occurred in . a San Mateo hotel, and after ending Mc-Nary's. life. - Holmes tried to kill himself. But the buUet blinded Holmes, while narrowly missing his brain. His sentence was for 10 vears. - - ' There was no one to meet the former Air' Corps "reserve captain today. A parole officer, Douglas Rigg, took him out and it wa. understood Holmes would spend some time at a rest home, the location of which was not disclosed. A former employer is understood to have offered him a position as soon as he becomes adjusted. Fellow inmates said Holmes. has been very bitter and 'extremely caustic in his comment. Witnesses at Holmes' trial said he was intoxicated when he shot young McNary in a fury of unreasoning jealousy. In prison he has- studied Braille. and become expert at shorthand and typing. He wrote several short stories and some prose verse. . Time served and credit4 made Holmes eligible for parole this June, but the Parole Board granted im Un additional three months' credit. He's Only 103, So He's Going to Work MILWAUKEE, March 25. 7P John Siune, who claims to be 103 years old, is going back to work. John sold popcorn irom a norse- drawn wagon, along - North Lake Drive here for nearly 50 years. He retired last Summer when his horse died. ' " Tomorrow he starts a new job part-time worker at the County Court House, mopping and dusting. Boatswain Arraigned For Insubordination Sigvard Welle, Army Transport Service boatswain, was arraigned in San Francisco yesterday before United States Commissioner Francis S. J. Fox, for insubordination and "neglect of duty,"- . 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