Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 1, 1941 · Page 19
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Oakland, California
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Tuesday, April 1, 1941
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TH E TR 1 B UN E If your Tribun does not arrive, phone TEmplebar 6000 before.7 :30 p.m. (Sunday, ' 11:30 a.m.) Paper will be sent at once &EUVEY SERVICE IS GUARANTEED EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATE D ftESS . . . WltUPHOTO . . . UNITED MISS VOL CXXXIV OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1941 D 19 NO. 91 OAKLAND'S ONLY LOCALLY OWNED, LOCALLY CONTROLLED. DAILY NEWSPAPER Officer Who Beat Boy, 15, Dismissed Police Commission Withholds Decision in Stanford Students' Case The San Francises Police Commission closed one police, brutality case last night with the dismissal of an officer who knocked two teeth out of a 15-year-old boy's rriButh; but failed to give its expected ' decision in the case cf two other officers accused of beating two Stan ford freshmen. " The discharged officer is Patrol man John Liston, who was found guilty of striking Sam Long, a high' school student, after the boy "nipped" a ride on the back of a streetcar. The Police Commission announced the dismissal order after hearing evidence and then deliberating for .20 minutes. HELD 'UNFIT" William Wobber, president of the commission, told Liston that, "after careful consideration we have unanimously reached the decision that you are temperamentally unfit to be a police officer. Your dismissal is accordingly ordered. We are sorry. That is all." With announcement of the verdict, Liston's attorney, Vincent Hallinan, announced, that an appeal will be taken. Hallinan declared that the action was an outrage and that the officer was merely "taking the fall(for the .ei Stanford students' beating case." The commission's trial of Liston was opened as vice and gambling activities were closed, apparently on ,city-wide orders. Police officials, however, said they .had no knowledge of such orders. Chief of Police Dullea was asked about the closing orders as he en tered the Liston hearing. "What orders?" asked Dullea.- "I 'know of no such orders. So far as I am concerned, the city has air ways been closed up. The trial of Liston got under way over the objections of Hallinan, who told the commission' that, he needed more time to confer with his client Liston, his right hand .bandaged, testified he had been under hospital treatment for an infection caused by striking the boy. The officer testified that he had acted hastily and would not have struck the boy ""if I had th6ught about it for a minute or two." The policeman said he had "half a second to make up his mind whether to be kicked or defend himself' when he cornered the boy in an alley. "I automatically swung my arm, the officer continued, "when I saw the boy's legs go up.' Young Long told the commission that Liston struck him twice TWO BLOWS STRUCK "He hit me first on the arm," the boy said. "I drew up my arms and leg to. protect myself and he hit me again,-m the mouth. He was carrying his gun in his hand." The boy's mother, Mrs. Samuel H. Long, a leader in the Parent-Teacher Association, testified that she first learned her boy had been beaten when she1 returned home in the evening. After the Liston "trial the commission heard the case of Inspector James J. McCarthy, and then cleared the officers of charges of violating department regulations. The charges were placed against the inspector after he was involved in an auto accident, but the commission found his not guilty after all witnesses had agreed that he was not intoxicated OLD SOL PULLS APRIL 1 PRANK, THEN SCAMPERS Japanese University Graduates American TOKYO, April i. W Donald Gorham, United States citizen born in San Francisco, was the only foreigner out of 1960 members of the graduating class of Tokyo Imperial : University. Commencement exercises were held today. Gorham plans to return to the United States next Fall to continue his studies at the University of California. PATRICIA McKEON, - 'KI55LE55 BRIDE,' IN VENTURE NO. 2 Friends of Patricia McKeon. 24. i learned with surprise today that she is on her honeymoon' trip to Palm opnngs ana mexico witn (jnanes Sri'or, 23, of Joseph, Ore. .;- The couple was married yesterday Jn" a surprise elopement to Reno and started their Southern trip Im. 1 uicuictieiy. The bride telephoned her mother, Mrs. Sylvia McKeon f 2809 Eighth Avenue, last night and told of the wedding. She said that they will "travel unti we're tired of it" and then go to bailor s dude ranch near Pendleton, Ore. The bride attended Palo Alto High School and Holy Names College be- rore going to the University of Ore-: gorj, where she graduated, k Sailor is a graduate of Harvard. . rTV. i .1 l : j 1 ! J . r.,. ....... uie onus, one previously was married to James Bilhngton III. also an Oregon graduate, but the marriage was snnuled in 1937 on her. complaint that she was "kissless bride." ' - That sunshine this mofning was only the weatherman's idea of an April fool's joke because there are going to be more showers this eve ning, tonight and tomorrow morn ine. But there is a ray of hope in his forecast; clearing weather starting about noon tomorrow and then probable sunshine indefinitely, f orecaster n. u. uounts saia tnai the storm which hung off the coast has dissipated, but that another is off the Oregon coast and will bring tonight's rains to California and Oregon. ONLY TRACE HERE Oakland received a mere .25 of an inch of rain in the 24 hours end ing at 7 a.m. today, but the seasonal total to date stands now at 23.72 inches, as against 21.20 inches for this time last year and 15.31 normal Once ' more this year, the fair weather forecast has relieved the danger of floods in the Sacramento Valley. Continued rain in the next few days would have brought the streams to the danger point, Meteorologist E. H. Fletcher warned. The Siskiyou mountains region received the heaviest rainfalls of the year over the week-end. A total of 7.60 inches fell at Vollmers, Shasta County, between 8 a.m. Sat. urday and yesterday, while Duns. muir got 5.56 inches and Kennett 4.19 inches in the same period-SLIDES ALONG COAST The downpour Sunday caused major slides along .the ocean shore highway south of San Francisco, were caught in the worst of the slides when the mud oozed down and around them and threatened to push the car on over a 600-foot cliff into the sea. They struggled to high ground and then Dr. Duvall hiked on to a tavern and got help. Mrs. Duvall was treated for exhaustion after her night in the open. STORM WARNINGS IP Storm warnings were up all along the coast. Another low pressure area was off the coast but its movement was uncertain. Lightning disabled electrical service in some parts of Los Angeles and a bridge over the Los Angeles River was washed out. At least 50 city blocks in Los Angeles were darkened by power failure last night. Six 4800-volt feeder lines were struck by lightning, but service was quickly restored on alternate routes. At 8 p.m. last night Los Angeles had a total seasonal rainfall of 29.74 inches, the heaviest since the 34.84-inch Winter of 1889-90. HEAVIEST IN SOUTH Rainfall in the 24-hour period ended at 5 a.m. was heaviest in the Southern part of the State. Los Angeles had 1.77 inches and San Diego i.4. sacramento reported .72. San Francisco .38, Fresno .19, Redding .o ana EurcKa .32. Heavy rains lashed Marin CoUntv and the Santa Cruz mountains, causing' some damage. San Rafael in Marin County reported close to lour incnes of rain for the storm An .. overnight downpour in the faanta Cruz Mountain area totaled two inches yesterday. Two Killed When Sedan Skids Into Bus On Bay Bridge; Midget Hit, Dies; Fatal Heart Attack Follows Auto Crash Driver, 2 Passengers Hurt In Truck Deck Collision f Vr P if Mil -rTTfC This Koy System bus was on the lower Bay Bridge deck ' Duncan, 46, lies In the car, while that of Sidney Lyon Jr., 25, headed for Alameda when the sedan, coming from Oak- , Is on the around behind the sedan. Highway patrolmen land, skidded Into It killing two men, The body of William had to pry the door open to get the bodies. Tribune photo. CRUISE HORROR REVELATION AWAITS MEMORY RECOVERY The tragic details of the ill-fated Will Disposes of Estimated $50,000 The Will of John M. Grant, orpsi- dent of Transamerica Corporation when he died March 25, was filed for probate in San Franeisco today, bequeathing an estate of estimated $50,000 value to the widow, Edith, and two sons, Clinton Grant: of Atherton and Lieut. Com. Ethridge Grant, UJS.N., now stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. in strict quiet, hoping for her com plete recovery. - Mrs. Thompson was gaunt and ill when she returned home. The horror of the cruise had deranged her mind, physicians said. Mrs. Eunice Condley of 660 32nd Street, Oakland, mother of Condley, greeted Mrs. Thompson on the letter's return to' Los Angeles, hoping that she would learn something of the voyage that claimed her son's life. South Sea treasure cruise of the yacht Wing On may yet be told. This was Indicated today by Los Angeles medical authorities, who said they noticed evidence that Mrs. Fern Thompson, 21 sole survivor of the voyage, possibly is regaining her memory. Physicians said the young mother now frequently calls for her husband, Chester, 21, not knowing that he and Dalton Condley, 28, and his wife, Eve, 21, both of Oakland, died of starvation before the Wing On was shipwrecked in the Fiji Islands last November 24. ATTENDED CONSTANTLY Mrs. Thompson has been kept under close medical attention since she was returned March 24 aboard the liner Mariposa and was taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H.- Mann of Los Angeles. Dr. S. C. Benadom Issued a statement today through Robert A: Neeb Jr the family's attorney, saying that although Mrs, Thompson in quires about her husband, she ap parently cannot remember anything that happened after the little expe dition set sail last August. Fearing that news of her husband's death would prove a severe shock to her, 'Dr. Benadom said she has been told that he is on a "trip and will soon return to her and their two children, Jacqueline, 2, and Tom, 14 months. WEIGHS 100 FOUNDS Dr; Benadom said Mrs. Thompson now weighs 100 pounds, a gain of five pounds since her return, and bless vou and good luck. Please don't mat ner lamuy plans to keep her tell anyone.' Sick Man Vanishes; Leaves Suicide Note Police today searched for Otman Walker, 68, of 784 14th Street, who disappeared from his home Sunday evening after writing a note saying that "they will find me in the water somewhere." His landlady,' Mrs. Mary Tompkins, told police that he was despondent and ill and had been released only recently from a hospital. She said that she last saw him at 8 p.m. Sunday, At that time he was wearing a dark brown overcoat'and blue suit. She described him as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes; S-The note he left said: "I can't think any more and 1 can't stand it any- longer. . They will find me in the water somewhere. God SdQK THEY'LL MARCH IN SQUADS WWW 'mM'''''y' tlT'ffP-''' 'Jt '-.t,;,, w tyf. mmimmmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmm mil ,., I I i f V V'v - l- f I ----- ! v " f blU .,- !- r. f rJr,: r-: ? f : - !- 'a ts f if. " sr'rnr-friyr'-rriflW li.n innin Captain's Body En Route Home 'Mormacsea' Skipper ' Died on Vessel Of Heart Attack The body of Capt. William tf. George, master mariner who died at sea on the maiden moyage of his new command, was en rote by train today to his former home in Phlla-delphfar' Captain George died suddenly, apparently of a heart attack, Sunday evening. His ship, the Mormacsea, was a few hours out of Los Angeles on its first voyage to South America since it wag delivered to the Moore-McCormack Lines by the Moore Dry dock Company of Oakland. The Mormacsea put In toward San Diego and Captain George's body was removed by the Coast Guard. His wife, who was making the maiden voyage with him, also was taken off the Mormacsea bv the. uoasi uuard. . , Mrs. George left Los Angeles bv train last night for Philadelphia to arrange burial In the latter city, ac cording to . word received at the company office in San Francisco, Chief Officer Leland E. Cudahy took command of the Mormacsea to take it to the Canal Zone. Capt. Hans E.' Hansen left here by plane for Cristobal, 1 where he ' will , take over the command Sunday, Captain George. 53, was a native of South Wales, Great Britain. His first command ws the Triumph, unnea states snipping Board ves sel, which he took overi in , 1918. He. later ,wa with . the Sorasue Jsteamsnip Lines as master of sev eral vessels and he joined Moore. McCormack Lines in 1938 as master of the Collingsworth. School Employee Hurt in Accident hsiimslei,, Apru i. Allan Goldsworth, 61, of 2815 Wallace Street, a Berkeley school depart ment employee for 12 years, -is in a critical condition at Merritt Hob pltal, Oakland, today with injuries suffered yesterday . when a pile, of lumDer ieu onr him at the Burbank Junior High School. . 1 . i uoiaswonn ana another ' man were unloading lumber from a truck for a remodeling project at . the school when; the boards fell from the truck. Attendants at Berkelev Hosnftai where Goldsworthy -was taken first lor emergency treatment, said he had a fractured pelvis and a pos- hiuib rupture oi ,ine madden These four Oakland men marched Into the Army today, on orders of Draft Board No. 66, and soon they'll march with the Army. They are deft to right) Warren G. Haas, 24; Dean E. Kirkham. 25; Albert N. Hostetler, 26. and Clifford W. Ahman. 27 Tribune photo. OAKLAND SENDS MORE SELECTEES 'AWAY. TO ARMY'." It Was "away to the Armv". Wnv for few Oakland men.. . Special or, replacement calls sent groups fron? five draft boards to the Army induction station in San Francisco. Board No. 58 sent six men; No. 61, four men: No. 63. three mem'No. 68, four men, and No. 72, two men. , Other small groups will go tomorrow and the next day from other boards. ' -, The fifth draft call, in which the county will send 108 men into the Army, provides for Induction of local mea on April and 9. i j- r-l v it i " 1 i'AA, - St- Four men were killed yesrday in Bay region automobile, accidents, two of them in a crash involving a sedan and Ky System bus on the Bay Bridge. ....... The dead: Sidney Lyons Jr., 25, of 509 18th Street. ;. William Duncan, 46, of 519. Liberiy Street, El Cernto. Charles Ludwig,' 51, of 2557 San Pablo Avenue. Tony D. Ambre, 58, of San Fran- Charles Ludwig, 51, one of Singer's Midgets,' was struck and killed by an automobile last night. 1 ' . Tribune photo. Jail Terms Meted Bad Check Passers Miss Lou Emory, 30, pleaded guilty today to a charge of cashing checks without sufficient funds, and was; given a 10-motfth County Jail sentence and placed on two years probation; by Superior Judge Lincoln. S. Church. Terms of the probation require that Miss Emory make $18 restitution for, the checks as' soon as she secures employment. , ' Rodney C. Rowland, 37, was sen tenced to a year in the County Jail by Judge Church on a charge he cashed a $25 worthless check on an Oakland sporting goods store. He also pleaded guilty; , 1 clsco. . ' ' Lyons and Duncan were killed instantly when their car skidded on the truck deck of the Bay Bridge, near the San Francisco side,, and crashed broadside into the Alameda bound bus. ' - Lyons was driving the Car in which they were riding and was headed off the western end of the bridge at Harrison Street. Bridge patrolmen said that he was going at a high rate of speed. R. H. Manuel, 27, of 5918 Genoa Street, Oakland, driver of the bus, said that he saw the sedan go into a skid and careen back and forth across the span, coming broadside at the bus. He said he had no time to get out' of the way and no room in which to maneuver. The car hit the front end of the bus with j a terrific impact that jammed the doors of the sedan and crumpled it like waste paper. Patrolmen had to pry open the front door to get the bodies oi we men ntlt ' The bus driver was cut by flying glass, and two of his passengers were injured silghtly, but were treated at , the scene, and taken home.- They -"were Miss Thelma Holmes, 1208 Fountain Avenue, Alameda, and Miss Marie Winiker, 3209 Adams Street, Alameda. About 35 commuters were on the bus at th time of the accident I.udwlB. who was only 3 feet 7 Inches tall and appeared with Singers' Midgets at the Golden Gate International Exposition, was pro. nounced dead on arrival at Highland HosDital last night after he was struck by an automobile at San Pablo and Meade Avenues. Police said that he was Jay walk ing across the intersection when the car, driven by James ti. koD' ertson. 33. of 2341 -California Street, Berkeley,, hit him. Robertson said that he did not see the midget in the driving rain. Ambre apparently died of a heart attack after the car in which he was rlding-oollided with an auto. mobile driven by Stewart Woolsey, 3633 West Street, Oakland, at Moun tain View. He was a passenger in a car driven by Nuncl J. Bufardeci of San Francisco, Student Runs Down . U.C. Campur Policeman BERKELEY, April 1. Patrolman Brower E, Wakelee, 30, of the cam pus police force, suffered cuts and bruises and a mild concussion last night when he Was struck by an automobile on the campus. He was wearing a dark raincoat and hat and was walking ' along Sather Gate Road near South Hall when he was hit by the automobile of Francis B. Mahoney Jr., 18, 3UUB Claremont Avenue, a student. Mahoney said that he didn't see the officer. Wakelee, who is being held at Berkeley Hospital, lives at 508 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda. ' 61 Cruelty CoVnts Cited; Decree Won A complaint in which she listed 61 "specific allegations of cruelly won a divorce today for Mrs. Eula Berry Davis, 49, from Harry L, Davis, 49, an Army warrant officer. Superior Judge Frank' M. Ogdcn, who granted the divorce, awarded Mrs. Davis a home at 3221 .Fern-side Boulevard, Alameda,' and $350, rln settlement of community property rights. In addition the court granted her $85 alimony for a period of five years and $250 counsel fees. The community property . settle. Bid Delayed on Shipyard Lease Eastern Interests Not Ready for Session Of Port Commission The fate of the former Hanlon Shipyard at the foot f Fith Avenue remained undetermined today when a proposed 10-year lease on the proparty was without bidders before the Oakland Port Commission. . Howard Peirsol,' Oakland attorney representing Eastern Interests which indicated they wished to take over the yard, said the interested parties could not yet divulge their identity and consequently would not be ready to submit a bid for another week or two. ' Eugene W. Roland, acting as chairman at the meeting in the absence of James J. McElroy, suggested that the commission re-ad-, vertise for bids on the 27.7-acre shipyard when the potential bidders aru prepared to act. The establishment of another aviation ground school at the Oak)-land Airport was proposed yesterday by D. S. Nunnally, graduate manager of the Oakland Polytech-nie College of Engineering. Nunnally asked the commission to construct a S30.000 building to house the proposed school which would offer an airline maintenance course to between 150 and 210 students. He proposed that the college, which has been operating in Oakland for 43 years, be given a long-term lease on the building and property. Instructing Arthur H. Abel, port manager, to study the plans submitted by the college, the commission took the proposal under advisement. . . . :. Pedestrian Struck ' Down- Driver Held Ivan Borgeson, 51, " of 738 18th Street, was held for investigation of hit-run driving after an accident last night in vhich his car struck and injured Charles Norwood, 69, father of an Oakland police pntrolrfinn. The accident happened at 20th and . Castro Streets, and Borgeson was stopped by witnesses three blocks away. He said that he heard a poise, but thought nothing of it and continued on his way. Then, he said, he thought'he might have hit someting and stopped to start back when the . two men caught up with him. i The men, William Stubblefield ot 1927 Castro Street and his brother. Robert of 5876 Baudry Street, Emeryville, told police that they had to chase Borgeson to catch him. Norwood, who lives at 719 18th Street, was taken to Providence Hospital with cuts and bruises and a possible head injury. He is the father of Patrolman Chester Norwood. Apartment Owner Found Dead in Bed' f RoberFi)llgar,-44,"owner of an apartment house at 1631 . Filbert Street, was found dead in his lociced rooms today by a police officer summoned by tenants who reported they had not seen him since Sunday. Coroner s deputies said Dugar apparently died Sunday night in his sleep. Death apparently was due to a heart attack, they said. Dilgar was employed as a car- tender by the Southern Pacific. Tenants told Patrolman J.' H. ment gave Davis a $3000 motor boat, Sears, who entered ti.e pIbcj stock, and two Boston Bull Terrier through a window, that Dilgar had dogs.9 , " Ibeen estranged from his wife. Albany Man's Picture of Streamliner-Truck Crash Month's Best; Amateur; News Photograph The best amateur ..news picture of the month was taken in Albany laRt Friday by Henry S. Villa of 608 Spokane Avenuer Albany. . And to him for his alertness in getting the picture, and bringing it to the city editor' of The Tribune goes the . $10 award for the "best , of the. month."-. Villa was "on, the spot with his camera" when 1 a Southern Pacific streamliner , hit a WPA truck at the Buchanan Street crossing' and killed two men. TWO-TIME WINNER , - He snapped the picture ' while the train still 'was there and one of the bodies .lay by the twisted wreckage of, the truck. The pic ture had graphic news value. ' It told the story graphically. Villa was paid first fox the pia- ture and now wins the award because his snap was determined by the; Judges as the best submitted from scores of amateur photographers.- .- ... '., ,...-,' Honorable mention went to Phil Gunri, of, 2547 Hearst Avenue, for a j photo showing' police and firemen carrying an. injured girl out of the Sausal. Creek Canyon; to Mike Duarte, of Niles, for a picture showing the 'derailment of an oil tank car at, the entrance, to Niles Canyon, and to Walter Ring-bom, of 746 21st Street, for a snap of firemen battling a roof blaze. And so ends the , first month's contest The pew one is under way now,- , - - - , , SPOT NEWS VALUE The Tribune continues its ' long-established practice of paying cash for SPOT' NEWS pictures . when they are "hot". Now, in addition, The Tribune gives these $10 awards monthly. , ' Here's "all you have to do: Have your camera ready if you see news happening, snap It Bring or send it as qulcly as possible to the City Editor of The Tribune, Franklin and 13th Streets. Do not delay to develop your film the City Editor -wiU have it done for you. ' If you wish, you may telephone the :Ciiy Editor, TEmplebar 6000, and he will tell you whether there is' news value in. your picture. Only restrictions: News value warranting, publication; speed cf delivery to The Tribune. You will be paid on acceptance and the picture will be entered i:j tfee month's contest

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