Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California on April 4, 1962 · Page 16
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Hollywood Columnist Writes On Liz-Eddie Separation 'Pyramid to the sky' appears new 250-foot Pa- ific Gas Electric Co. ventilation exhaust stack at cific - - . . Buhne Pt. to Al Hickman, general construction worker on his way up ladder. Atom plant is expected to go into operation in August. New PG4E Stack Being Humboldt County's second highest tower, the 250-foot Pacific Gas Electric Co. ventilation exhaust stack at Buhne Pt., is being completed this week. Permanent navigation a n d warning lighls are being added to the new concrete facility at the steam generating and atom plant as an aircraft warning device. Civil Areonautics Administration requires the lights and Ihe wide colored bands of international orange and white that stripe the stack. Electrical power at Ihe atom plant, exported to go into operation in August, will be capable of supplying 60,000 of the counly's 110,000 population at peak load according to Tom Jenkins, manager, Humboldt Division, PG E. Jenkins said the average normal peak load for electricity in this area runs 100,000 kilowatts, or 6-10 of the total load. In ver cold weather, the plant would be capable of supplying only aboul A the peak load, with lumber mills and commercial users tak ing large blocks of power. Also recently completed at the plant is a meteorological tower similarly painted in Internationa orange and white, to record tern peratures, wind velocity and di rection of the wind, Jenkins said Improvement Study (Continued from Page 1) . ixpansion will be planned in 5, 0 and 25 year increments. Park: ng facilities and landscaped areas vill be included. Solutions to traf- ic problems will be worked out n detail, and adequate street ca lacity will be planned to carry ulure traffic. "Practical suggestions will be made for improving the appear mce of downtown and competing vilh newer shopping centers. Thi djacent civic center area wil e included in the plan. It wil ie illustraled by a detailed archi eclural scale model suitable fo public display and -use on tele 'ision. The cost of each proposec public project will be eslimalec and specific means of financin, suggested. Siles lo be acquirec and projects to be built in eaci 'ive y e a r period will be pro grammed. "Other measures needed lo car ·y out the plan, such as urbai ·encwal projects, will be recom mended. The Central District De -elopment Plan will be used no only to guide public expenditures )ul also lo promote business am channel private investment i: downtown Eureka. "Assuming Ihe General Pla and Economic Developmenl Sit dies are made first, the cost o he Central Dislrict Developmen plan will be $57,000, including S5 000 for the model. Two-thirds o the cost will be borne by the fed eral government. -The one-lhii local contribution will be mad up of staff services (Planning DC partmenl,. Public Works Depar Highest stack in Ihe county isj the Georgia Pacific exhaust tower: at Samoa, 280 feet above ground. Until the earthquake of 1955, Uiis slack was 308 feet tall, the highest on the west coast at the time of its construction in 1925, officials said. Cracks in the top forced engineers to take down a section after the earthquake. Howard Wa'hl, civil field engineer for Bechtel Corp., engineering constructors of the PG E stack said the Atomic Energy Commission checks everything in the plant before it is built and passes judgment on all construction. He said the facility is a secondary safeguard, with a reducer at the top and an 18-inch round opening. All ventilation in the plant is exhausted through Ihe stack after being run through a filtering system; according to the engineer. He said the reason for the height of the slack is to get better dispersal benefit of ventilation gases. Although it is conceivable there could be some level of radioactive gas in the stack, Wahl said, i would be within Ihe safely leve set by the Atomic Energy Com mission. Piping work, instrumentation and electrical systems are being inslallcd at present, although Ihi buildings are completed other wise, he said. ment, city manager, finance d ector) and cash, all or part o hich should be contributed b owntown merchants and prope owners.' METHODISTS IN BRITAIN LONDON -- More than $89 mi: lion has been spent by Ihe Mclh odist Chinch in constructing ne\ churches and other buildings i Great Britain in the last 1 clgli years. Fisher's Finale Parf y Over For 33 - Year - Old Singer As Three - Year - Old Marriage Ends Scandalously (EDITORS NOTE: This is the irsl of three dispatches on the Elizabeth, Taylor-Eddie Fisher separation by UPI Hollywood Correspondent Vernon Scott who ;nows them both well. Tlic first deals with the tragedy of Eddie, the second with Miss Tayor's ruthless flaunting of her private life, anil the third with :hcir calamitous marriasc.) By VERNON SCOTT UPI Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -- Eddie isher could sing "Ihe party's ver" today following announce- lent that his three-year marriage i Elizabeth Taylor had ended ist as it began--scandalously. The party was indeed over for Jie 33-year-old singer. Entirely /er. At Ihe peak of his popularity as television and recording star he curly haired Fisher ^ave up is "dream marriage" lo Debbie Reynolds, left his Iwo young chil- ren (one of them still m dia- ers), abandoned his video career nd ceased making records -- all or Elizabeth Taylor. a great deal to throw It was way. But Eddie, an introverted, al- losl shy individual for an enter- liner, could not help himself. He as wildly in love with the widow f his best friend, showman Mike Todd. It was an all-consum'ng ional involvement with Elizabeth Taylor, believed by many to be he most beautiful woman in Iho .he best of judgment. Leaving Debbie and his children cost him dearly. But he was powerless to resist his Elizabeth's charms. Under Her Spell Almost as if hypnotized he fell under her spell. We talked in his Las Vegas hotel room on May 12, 11)59, as lie dressed for his Jewish wedding ceremony to Elizabeth. He ap teared to be overwhelmed by the 'act that he would soon be marrying the fabulous glamour girl. It was different with Debbie. When they were married Eddie was the big star and Debbie fresh-scrubbed girl-next-door ac- -ess. But now the tables were turned. Elizabeth was a super-star whoso brilliance eclipsed Eddie's accomplishments. The light was so jright it blinded him to iiie realization that his fans, faithful for 10 years, would be repelled by his decision to leave Debbie in favor of the thrice-married b'unette charmer. As he adjusted his necktie for the ceremony Eddie said,'"I've never been so excited in my life. I can't remember when I've been so tired either. But we're in love, and that's what counts." Eddie was in love with Elizabeth. He continues to be. But almost from the minute the was Miss Taylor ever referred to iy her husband's name. And Liz did nothing to change the. situa lion. A small thing? Maybe. But to a proud man it was an infinite- y demeaning symptom of wha he had become. A consort. As man and wife the couple traveled where Elizabeth's work took them, with time out only twice for Eddie's nightclub appearances in Las Vegas. But even marriage ceremony was complet- in this there was a wrenching difference. Sings for Supper When he worked Eddie had to sing for his supper: a night club entertainer. When Liz worked it was on a huge soundslage with dozens of flunkies waiting on her like willing slaves. She was a queen in her own make-believe world. He was a gentleman of the court. Eddie's position in their relationship began to etch changes in his appearance. The boyish grin gave way to thoughtful self doubt. His alacrity lo speak up- diminished as he looked' to Elizabeth to take the lead. He slood corrected in public, covering self-consciousness with adoring eyes for his wife. ed Eddie began to learn that he Professionally he formed a pro- was the husband of a movie slar. ducirig company lo make movies starring his wife. None were made. There were no television offers, no recording dates sel, no movies in Ihe offing. But Elizabeth helped a little - bit. She threw him a crumb, a bit part in "Butlerfield 8" in which she played . a woman of easy virtue. -- It won Liz an Academy Award last year.- It won Eddie critical abuse. However, the film was only his second screen appearance · Ihe first being a costar role with Debbie in "Bundle of Joy." A brief flash of usefulness came into Eddie's life little more than a year ago when Elizabeth was near death from pneumonia in a London hospital. At last she needed him, even if only for his bedside vigil. But it was comforting to Eddie, who lost 15 pounds during his wife's illness, to be Ihe spokesman for the family for the first HOLLYWOOD: Singer Eddie Fisher could sing "The Party's Over" today following announcement that his 3-year marriage to Elizabeth Taylor had ended just as it began--scandalously. At the peak of his popularity, Fisher gave up his "dream marriage" to Debbie Reynolds, left his two -young, children, abandoned his video career and ceased making rec- ords--all for Elizabeth Taylor. Leaving Miss Reynolds and his children cost him dearly. But he was powerless to resist Miss Taylor's charms. At left, Fisher is shown as he appeared Monday after it was publicly announced that his marriage to Miss Taylor, was at an end. At right, in a 1961 file photo, shows him singing as he attempted a comeback. · lime. Then came Rome and "Cleo Liz Takes Day Off At 'Cleopatra' Set ROME (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Taylor stayed away from the Cinecitta Studio set today while her leading man, Richard Burton, finished a wild banquet scene for the film "Cleopatra" wilh a dozen scantily clad dancing girls. A spokesman for 20th Century- Fox said Miss Taylor was not scheduled to work today and did not show up. Wbile the beautiful actress was taking Ihe day off, .Burton, playing tlie role of "Marc Antony," danced with the girls. "Cleopatra" earlier had stormed out of llie room in a jealous rage. The Italian press, which has V _ HOLLYWOOD. -- Wife of actor Mickey Rooney, Barbara Ann, is shown with the couple's new son that was born at Saint John's Hospital March 30, 1962. This is the third child for the couple and they named him Michael Joseph Kyle Rooney. Six Rivers Forest Personnel Attend Course patra"--and Richard Burton. Denies Rumors Eddie and I discussed the romance rumors by telephone only last month. He denied them, refusing lo believe his marriage was foundering. After all, he had little else in life. No carrer, no mmediate prospects and worse, or him. no one who cared. Now he slands almost where he did a dozen years or more ago, at a threshold. He married two movie stars, became a singing sensalion and a loast of show biz. But Eddie cannot be sure he has 'ailed altogether climbing the ladder from poor and humble circumstances in Philadelphia. Yet he suffered a final humilia- :ion last week when he announced nil was well with his marriage and placed a call from New York to Rome asking his wife to vouchsafe his word, hoping at least for a dignified ending. Even this was denied him when he was forced to tell newsmen his wife would not back him up. There are those who say, "It serves him right. Look what he did to Debbie." Others blame Liz, saying, "She mined thai boy's life." Slill others shrug and observe, 'The poor slob." But for good natured, sad-eyec Eddie Fisher there is only the realization Uiat he must begin mew. Where and how he isn't sure. But at least for the first time in three years he is his own man. (Tomorrow: Lticious Liz drives ornvnrd in her conquest of men and career. The men in her life whom she tossed aside and the one man who refused to play con sort, Mike Todd.) had Miss Taylor on the front pages for weeks, was showins ligns Tuesday lhat it was becoming disillusioned with her. Many of the articles printed by the Italian newspapers and mag azines were less Ulan enthusiastic about the activities of the modern-day Cleopatra, who has brok en up with her husband, singei Eddie Fisher. The magazine Lo Specchio which only last week published an exclusive picture of Welsh-born Burton kissing Miss Taylor off the set at the Cinecitta Studious, sak jf style. Her personality has tired everybody a lilllc... No one vants to h e a r anything more aboul what she's wearing, her adornments, her illnesses, h e r scar, her food poisoning, her children, her husbands, the husbands if her friends. Lcl her finish once and for all this film and go back lo Hollywood." The afternoon newspaper 'Gior- lale d'ltalia asked whether Miss Taylor "had won her battle." "We would say that morally she las lost it," the newspaper said, "and lost it in a serious way. Nobody can forget the volubilitj and fatuity of her heart, whicl left behind four husbands in Hit short" span of a 30-year life, and perhaps. is about to destroy, lo her exclusive peronal benefil, the marriage of Richard Burton anc Sybil Williams." " Miss Taylor 'apparently ignored the .critics .and put .in a full day's work on the "cleopatra" set Tues day. CEREMONIAL PLANTING Cultivated rice first was men tioned in history about 2800 B.C. when a C h i n e s e emperor pro claimed the establishment of a ceremonial method for the plant ing of rice, according to Ihe En Jury Trial On Speeding Starts In Noisy Court Selection of a jury for the trial if Lou Brero Jr., Arcata mechan- c, on speeding charges was punc- ualcd today by the machincgun- ike chatter of compressed air drills on the concrete floor of new courtroom construction across the r a i l f r o m Eureka Municipal Court. Judge Robert N. Conners advised the venire of some 50 persons summoned as prospective jurors to interrupt the proceedings at any time they failed to lear clearly any question or an swer when the trial itself gels under way. Brero was cited by Highway Palrol officer Dan Bolger on Little Fairfield street in Eureka last October 31 for allegedly traveling 40 miles per hour in a 25 milt zone and for failure lo have the vehicle's registration in the car. Brero pleaded not guilty and waived lime limitations. He is represented in court by attorney Charles V. Moore, with newly- appointed deputy district altor ney Alphonse Pazos for Ihe prosecution. Jury selection was under way at 10:15 a.m. Key personnel from Six Rivers National Forest this week are attending a course on how to analyze a job a n d formulate a training plan for that job. Instructor is Hnrvoy N. Grub'cr, left, of the Bureau of 'Industrial. Education, State Department of Education.. Look- ing on ns Gruber explains procedures are Ted Hatzimanolis, district ranger .of-the Redwood Ranger District, center; and Donald Marriott, fire control officer from the Orleans Ranger Dis- STUDIOUS GRIDDEKS NEW YORK (UPI)-All eight of the slar college football piny ers awarded $500 scholarships for lost-grndunte work because ol class room excellence as well ns foothnll ability played pisition: in the line. Among the eight were nil-America stars Alex Kroll o Rutgers, Joe Itomig of Colorado nid Merlin Olscn of Utah State Dick Nixon, who will be in Eureka Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning, provided a thrill for 99-year-old Mrs. Ansel Fletcher of Car- -mcl during his handshaking t o u r of Monterey-and Salinas. Mrs. Fletcher, who will be 100 years old on May 23, was hugged by the candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. She said "0, my boy, my beau. I expected to meet you up there (pointing skyward), never in person." Nixon if on a week-long tour of 25 cities in l(i Northern California communities. Council Meeting (Continued trom Page 1) e only outlet was for medical cilitics. "This is where we started 10 onlhs ago," protested Dr. Gre- irieff. "It was single family then nd we wanled to put'in a medi- il facility, so the rezoning was arled. This is like jumping on trampoline." ,^ On the vote, only Norberry o'p- oscd the R-l construction in the -M Zone and it was approved, to 1. Third Change Third change was enlargement the Gneeral Hospital H-M zone reach lo the Henderson Center ommercial zone on the west, verding street on the south, J reel on the east and Russ on ic north. Frank McGaraghan, Henderson" enter store owner, asked if those icluded in the enlargement pro- osal had been notified. He was nformed that the entire matter- ould now go back to the plan- ing commission for action on the langes ordered by the council The motion by McVicar on cn- argcment carried 4 to 1, Nor- erry dissenting. "I can't see putting a stop to he Harris street growth because f traffic: thai is nol good sound linking," said Dr. Hilchko. A ol of thought has been given to arking." Sections Eliminated On the anti-noise ordinance, City Attorney Melvin S. Johnson rc- orted that in the redraft he had liminated three seclions, includ- ng Ihe ban on sound Irucks. Mrs. Ray Osborn, who operates Henderson Center pizza estab- shmcnt, said youngsters honked orns on their cars when leaving le place and that this was hard o control. Mrs. R. R. Wishneff noted that 0 feet was stipulated as the dis- e for the sound annoyance and vanted to know why those living vitliin 50 feet of such estobh'sh- icnts should be penalized. Those living in a business dis- [·ict, said Ihe cily attorney, must xpcct some hardships that would ot be encountered in a single- amily area. "You can't shut people up at 1 p.m.," said Bonnie Benzonelli, t the proposed ban on music uidible at 50 feel afler that hour. 'You haven't enough police to en- orce this; it would inlerfere with lances in the auditorium and other ilaces." Cannam moved to introduce the 'dinancc and Bistrin gave il a econd lo get to a vote. When City Clerk Ruby Shanahun called he roll, Cannam's was the lone aye and the anti-noise proposal vas dead. The noise ban out of (he way, councilmen turned to the proposal o regulate commercial handbill listribulion. George Faville, sec- ·clary of Central Labor Council, said briefly his stand was the same in opposing the measure as n his last appearance before the council and for the same reasons is previously stated. Cannam moved to reject the handbill restrictions, M c V 1 c a r gave the second. Norberry voted against the rejection; the other councilmen for Ihe handbills. Conncilmen affirmed the citizens committee on planning announced earlier in the day by Mayor Henry Tcrhcyden and took notice of Ihe Eureka Board of Education communication assuring participation in its proportional share of the cosls of the General Plan. The note iwlnted lo the dire need lor long-lerni planning.

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