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Wednesday, January 24, 1951
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2 Parti WIP., JANUARY ?4,1951 'LPg gtlgCleg Ctmeg War Against Evils Pledged by Parker Police Chief Tells Legion Group City Must Have Honest Regime "With all the fiber of my being I will see to it that crooked rats who would change the City of the Angela to the City of Diablos will not do so." Police Chief William Parker, in making that statement yesterday before members of the Downtown American Legion Luncheon Club, also called for 1j Ahgelea to "give the nation th leadership for which it is looking by starting the old-fash ioned habi,t of being honest in government." He was the principal speaker at the club's meeting at 755 S Hill St. Candidacy Withdrawn At the same time Harry Enge lund, also a police official, disclosed that Chief Parker, who has been named an outstanding candidate for this year's new State Department Commander of the Legion, has withdrawn his candidacy, "in the interests of better civic government." "We must drive the money changers from the temples of government," Chief ParKer tola his listeners, "and eliminate these parasites with their ill-gotten wealth, and we might as well start this trend' in Los Angeles, the City of the Angels." . In his remarks about the City of the Diablos, the Chief was speaking Spanish for the City of the Devils. Warning against the influx of Communism, the Chief declared that the nation is unwilling to sacrifice and stated that "we have Communism on our scene in Los Angeles." "America," he said, "must necessarily undergo a moral and spiritual revival and the place to start is in government." Ross Don't Want War Chief Parker, who, as an Army officer in Germany and France during World War II, likened European police departments to 'some police departments in America in not being willing to cope with current parasitical situations," declared that his de partment will not be "one of these.". "Russia doesn't want a fight ing war with the United States, he said, "because Russia believes that the United States is re- Writing the decline and fall of Rome. We are dissipating our selves. We have in our midsts avarice, corruption and greed the seeds of our own American destruction. We must correct these faults. "Our generation is a soft one. Our youth has not been told how our golden ra came about. They take it for granted. The young people of today know little of what we did to make this a great nation." He promised an honest police administration under his leadership, but pointed to the danger which lies in the calling up of hundreds of his officers to the service of their nation in the current emergency. Majority Are Veterans He said that of the 4100 men now in his department, 3500 are veterans of World War II and that he i3 now short 232 men in the department. The Chief promised an admin istration of firmness and humane ness from his department and said that he is endeavoring to bring about "an efficient law-enforcement agency, despite various handicaps." DOG HAS DAY Warren to Speak . The 17th annual meeting of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, to be held Sunday in the Ambassador, will be addressed by Gov. Warren, Isaac Pacht, council president, announced yesterday. The Council is a co-ordinating organization for 388 Jewish groups in the Los Angeles area. Vincent Price Plays Support to Pet in Court MuitraUd on Pag 3, Part 1 Film Actor Vincent Price yesterday was reduced to a supporting role when he appeared before a jury in the court of Superior Judge Caryl M. Sheldon to aid "a guy named Joe," his mongrel dog, in a $13,193 lawsuit. Charles F. Benjamin, 60, building contractor, asked that amount for personal injuries he claims to have received when he rode his bicycle down Benedict Canyon Road and collided with the pooch. The brindle-colored dog, with hair that is neither long nor short, ears that are neither long nor short, and a tail that wags happily, accompanied Vincent to court to do what he could to make amends for causing so much trouble. Benjamin, through Atty. E. L. Saunders, complained that Joe "ran out onto Benedict Canyon Road in such a reckless, fast and furious manner so as to cause plaintiff's bicycle to strike the dog and cause plaintiff to be thrown to the pavement." Dog Hurt, Too His resulting injuries includ ed a broken collarbone, burns. abrasions, contusions and lacerations, severe shock and other injuries, he said. He added that he was in a cast for three months and was forced to use a cane for three weeks. He said he had ridden 12,000 miles on his bicycle, and was training for a ride to San Diego, when he went past the Price home, 1815 Benedict Canyon Road, on Aug. 23, 1949, the day of the collision. Price, represented by Atty Hugh Rotchford, said other dogs were always pursuing the white-haired cyclist and that Joe couldn't resist the urge to joirt them. "Joe was hurt, too," he said. "He disappeared for two days and then had to be hospitalized. I love the mutt and am here to defend his honor." s-" Alan Young, Gertrude Berg Win TV Honors for 1950 Barrow Trek Pair Rest in New Mexico CLAYTON, N.M., Jan'. 23 (U.P.) Mrs. Julia Roka St. Clair, the 49-year-old wheelbarrow woman from Jacksonville, Fla., paused here today on her way west. She and her 8-year-old son Dol-phy arrived Saturday and will rest until tomorrow. Then they'll plod on down Highway 18, on toward Glendale, Cal. Mrs. St. Clair said they left Florida last May and have walked "every step of the way." She expects to arrive in Glendale in five or six months. The two are accompanied by a white kitten which was acquired in Arkansas. The cat rides the wheelbarrow. Mrs. St. Clair said she has worn out only one pair of shoes so far but will have her soles renewed here. The boy is on his sixth pair. EXPLAINS Band Leader Xavier Cugat, 51, and his singer, Abbe Lane, 19, pause at Newark Airport to tell how Cugat's estranged wife, Lorraine Allen Cugat, and detectives barged into singer's Chicago hotel suite in surprise after-midnight visit. Wlrephoto BAND LEADER'S VERSION Estranged Wife Just Barged Into Girl Singer's Room, Cugat Charges NF.WARK, K..T., Jan. 23 ()' however, Xavier Curat, said tnilav his pa-itume. tranged wife and a party of detectives "barged into" the Chicago hotel suite of his girl singer, Abbe Lane, early today surprising him and Miss Lane who was partly disrobed. But, said the rumba exponent, there was nothing wrong. Miss Lane, he said, merely was changing her clothes in the bathroom before going to a midnight movie. "Abbe and I had planned to go to a midnight movie after we'd finished playing at the hotel," the 51-year-old Cugat said as he alighted from an airplane at Newark Airport. Songht Service in Suit "I went to her room and waited while she changed in the bathroom from her heavy, sequined singing costume to a sports dress." Cugat was quick to deny pub lished reports in which his wife, Lorraine Allen Cugat, 28, said she found 19-year-old Miss Lane in the nude with Cugat in the girl s hotel room. Mrs; Cugat was quoted as saying she only planned to persuade Cugat to accept service of her California divorce action. Cugat told newsmen his marital difficulties were "all a matter of dollars and cents." Planning lo Wed Miss Lane confirmed Cugat's version of the hotel room incident, adding that she was "dragged from the bathroom" by one of the detectives! She said she was covered at all times, by the singing cos- "She is just trying to embarrass me in my career," Miss Lane said. "Her only purpose in such an incident is to break us up. Mr. Cugat and I plan to be married after the divorce has been cleared up." ' Cugat last September lost an attempt to have California courts set aside an order giving his wife $2000 a month temporary alimony pending trial of her suit for divorce. Mrs. Cugat's suit .charged Cugat with having affairs with six women including Miss Lane in New York. "What could she hope to gain by the raid?" Cugat asked. "She doesn't need grounds for a divorce. I would he glad to give her a divorce, but she wants $500 a week for life and I only want to give her $:S50 until she remarries." BARGED IN Mrs. Lorraine Cugat, who surprised husband and girl in hotel room. HOUSING JOB'S FATE IN HANDS OF COURT Case Involving Legality of $200,000,000 Projects Taken Under Submission by Judge DAWSON REPORTS 55-BELOW COLD Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jan. 23 0P) One of the coldest spots on the North American Continent today was Dawson, in the Yukon, where the mercury burrowed down to 55 deg. below zero. Weathermen ' predicted it might warm up a little bit, though to 50 below. Raise Voices Against Subversives, Gen. Vedemeyer Advises Civilians Civilians can help the prepar edness effort by avoiding hys teria and emotion and by rais ing their voices in protest over the subversive leaders in our country, Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, commanding general of the 6th Army, covering eight Western States, declared yesterday at Ft. MacArthur. "I would like to see every subversive who advocates un-American ways of life kicked out of our schools," Gen. Wedemeyer said. The Army leader paid high tribute to Gov. Warren. He credited the .Governor with being the "spark plug" for civilian defense programs now being set up in nearly all of the Pacific Coast States. He declared that a close liaison exists between armed forces and civilian defense lead-rs. Praise also was given to Los Angeles on its selection of Rear Adm. Robert Berry as civilian defense head In this area. Military defenses art not ade quate at the present time to af ford complete protection to the Pacific Coast in case of attack, Gen. Wedemeyer admitted, but he pointed out that a close co operation exists between all armed forces and that defense forces available have been de ployed under a joint plan to offer maximum protection with forces now available. Gen. Wedemeyer's visit yesterday was an inspection tour. He came from Camp Roberts and Camp Cooke. Adm. Berry to Arrive Today for Conference Mayor B o w r o n announced yesterday that Rear Adm. Robert W. Berry, recently named to the new post of Director of Civilian Defense for Los Angeles, will arrive in town today for a conference with local authorities. He is scheduled tp lake over direction of civilian defense here on Feb. 5. I CAUTIONLt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer says civilians should avoid hysteria. Tlmei phot Superior Judge Julius V. Pa- trosso yesterday heard further arguments over the legality of 11 proposed housing projects costing $200,000,000 and then took the case under submission. Appearing as a friend of the court was Marshall Stimson, veteran attorney, who pioneered in the development of the Chavez Ravine and Watts settlements, two areas where the City Hous ing Authority proposes to supplant "substandard living conditions." Homeownershlp Stimson pleaded in defense of the "sacred right" of homeownershlp and declared that there is nothing more important than proceedings by which people are deprived of their homes. "Forty years ago I bought some property in Chavez Ravine and I brought 200 families out of the river bed where they had been living," the veteran attor ney told the court. "I sold them homesites. They had to buy to have pride of ownership, but the price was cheap. They had good air, and there they raised their children. I resent this talk of slum clearance," Stimson went on. These humble homes are not the finest, but the same health standards do not apply where there is plenty of free air as com pared with crowded tenements of downtown." Karies Speaks Atty. Mclntyre Faries, for the Housing Authority, pointed out that the current proceedings do not involve condemnation of property. If condemnation is resorted to later, he said, it will be because the voters have so decided. Dep. City Atty. Weldon Weber said the city is not trying to rush the plans through for anyone's convenience but is merelv trying to keep alive a method of obtaining Federal funds. Restraining Order Under the plans for the projects 9600 family units will be rented, the income to be used to pay back government loans. A sum of $1,729,000 already has hppn borrowed from the Federal Publia Housing Administration for preliminary surveys and plans. Work on the plans was halted last Jan. 3, however, by a restraining order issued by Judge W. Turney Fox. C. R. Drake, aircraft mechanic and one of two taxpayers instituting the re-strainer, now seeks to have it replaced by a preliminary injunction. He charged that the City Council proceeded with the plans without first submitting them to the City Planning Commission, because the City Housing Authority had given the go-ahead. The courtroom was crowded yesterday with residents of sections marked for reconstruction under the proposal. CAP to Drop Leaflets on Recruiting Los Angeles is due for a bombing today of leaflets. Civil Aid Patrol planes will fly in formation over the city and shower downtown and Hollywood with recruiting leaflets, it was announced. The planes take off from Van Nuys Airport and will appear over Hollywood at about 12:15 p.m. and over downtown Los Angeles at about 1 p.m. The flight is a joint project of the Deputy California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, and the 9339th Volunteer Air Reserve Training Squadron, USAFR. Stars of Two KTTV Programs Given 'Emmies' Alan Young, star of the KTTV-CBS Tuesday night I ! comedy show, and Gertrude 5erg, headliner of Monday night's "The Goldbergs" program, also seen on the Times-owned station, were named television's best actor and best actress of 1950 at the third annual awards dinner of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences last night at the Ambassador. In addition, Young's show was named as the top television variety show of the year and Ralph Edwards' "Truth or Consequences" program was given the 'Emmy" as the leading games and audience participation program. Cigar-smoking Groucho Marx gained an "Emmy" as the outstanding personality on television for 1950 as the closing event of the dinner, which was attended by approximately 750 persons in the hotel, but which was witnessed by countless thousands who tuned in KLAC and had a ringside seat for the program. Largest Andienca It was probably the largest audience ever to see any local award banquet. Even the press, tucked away in a remote corner of the Ambassador's Embassy Room, was forced to cover the event by television. The tables were too far from the central scene of activity to permit newsmen to see what was going on. except through the many sets scattered about the room. The award for the station presenting the greatest achievement in 1950 was presented by Gov. Warren to Station KTLA. Gov. Warren declared that when television attains its full stature it will have a greater impact on the lives of people than the atomic bomb. Governor Speaks "Just like one book, the Bible, affected more lives than all the gunpower ever invented, so will it be with television," Gov. Warren told the gathering. One of the better comments of the evening was made by the old stage and screen favorite, Charlie Ruggles, who was runner-up to Young for best actor hon-ors. As he congratulated Alan, Ruggles cracked: "I was young once, too." Other Honors In addition to the top honors in four categories, KTTV programs were runnerups in the cultural division with "Woman's Voice," in dramatic shows with "Studio One," and in games and audience participation shows with "Pantomime Quiz." Other awards in the categories for which they were presented were: Public service KTLA's "City at Night." Cultural KTSL's "Campus Orchestra and Chorus." Special Events KFMB's "Departure of the First Marine Division for Korea." This award also was shared by KTLA. Technical or scientific KNBH-NBC for its improvements on projecting kinescopes. Sports KNBH for its L.A. Rams football telecasts. Educational show KFI-TV for its "TV University." Children's show KTLA's "Time for Beanie." Dramatic show KECA-ABC's "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse." News programs KTLA's "Newsreel." Following the presentations, Mike Stokey, who emcees the "Pantomime Quiz" show on the Times station, KTTV, was installed as the new president of ATAS, succeeding Syd Cassyd. Also participating in the awards was Rosemary La Planche, former Miss America, who officiated as Miss Emmy of 1951. TOP HONOR Alan Young, KTTV-CBS comedy star who was named best actor of 1950 by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,, with Rosemary , La Planche, former "Miss America," who officiated as "Miss Emmy of 1951." Times photo GOVERNOR SPEAKS Gov. Warren, left, appears at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards dinner with Mike Stokey, who was installed as its new president.. Time! pholD Alaskan Fire Loss $500,000 FAIRBANKS. Alaska, Jan. 23 (JP) Two Air Force men were injured and three business buildings destroyed today by a blaze controlled after firemen battled for hours in an icy fog and 53-below-zero temperature. One official estimate placed loss at $500,-000. 24 Deputies to Be Hired Hiring of 24 deputy sheriffs to act as aides in the organization of the county's civil defense program was authorized yesterday by the Board of Supervisors. The new officers will be assigned in pairs to the 12 Sheriff's substations and will direct formation of a block warden system and other defense units. Volunteer workers will form the working force under each deputy team. Influenza Hits Greenland City COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. (Reuters) Nearly every one of the 1000 inhabitants of Godthaab, administrative capital of Greenland, has influenza, reports reaching here said today. Thert have been many deaths. m LEADING GAMES PROGRAM Ralph Edwards, whose "Truth and Consequences" was named best games and audience participation program at ATAS Awards dinner. 1 Times phot a Production Mobilization Setup of City Praised LosAngeles is better prepared than any other city to mobilize industrial production in support of the nation's military forces, President Oscar A. Trippet of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce said yesterday. He made the statement in describing a new Chamber publication designed to keep Southland com panies posted on mobilization de velopments. The rew publication, Mobiliza tion Digest, Will be issued twice weekly, Monday and Thursday, starting tomorrow. Planned to slice communication delay caused by this business capital's extreme distance from mobilization nerve centerR In Washing ton, D.C., the digest will present information to executives in a little as 2i hours from the tim of origin. "Businessmen seeking military or mobilization business, either to fill the country's emergency needs or to supplant war-curtailed civilian production, will learn about contract opportunities and vital new government decrees as quickly as if they had offices on Pennsylvania Ave.," Trippet said. Mobilization information pouring daily into Chamber office from government bureaus, military bases and private contractors will be speed-printed and mailed to thousands of business and industrial concerns, most, of which will receive next-morning delivery.

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