Area Leading State ii Home Bmldmg , . Â· . . - . . - . . o The Long Beach-Los Angeles ' metropolitan area tops the itste V with nn 875 million dollar home,- building market, according to a ' itu'dy by the Tile Council of Â· America, Inc. The Tllo Council, a trade as Â· (relation ol manufacturers who ;. produce 90 per cent of domestic Â·' ceramic tile. said urowth of the . eight metropolltHH areas In Call' fornta, Is stimulating an Â«stl mated $1.697,000,000 home-bulld- InE market. Slightly more than half of the home building out' lays will eo toward modernize tlon, the council said, Â· Â· Â· Â· '"Â· , Â· ~' AREA-BV-ARKA b u i l d i n g ,, breakdowns: Long Beach Â· Los ' Angeles, 875 million dollars: San Francisco-Oakland, 442 million dollar*; Sun Diego, 120 million dollars; San Bernardino-Riverside-Ontario, 70 million dollars; San Jose, 6.1 million dollars; Sacramento, 59 m i l l i o n dollars; Fresno, 38 million dollars^ Stockton, 30 million dolars. The eight California areas 1,200 See Blastoff ;; Big Missile ' CAPE CANAVERAL. Â·' Fla. UI!--A large Air Force guided mlulle exploded on the launch Ing ramp about midnight, light. Ing up the countryside almost like day and sending a thunderous roar along the beaches. An estimated 1,200 persons- tipped that the mUslle would be fired -- lined the beaches Â· north of the secret base' and , watched the spectacular mishap. The'Air Force declined to Identify the type of missile which exploded, but It was believed to be the Thor, an Intermediate range ballistic mlulle. , If It was tho Thor, It was the third unsuccessful firing test for this Air Force weapon, ', which Is the rlvaf of the Army's Jupiter In an Intel-service hassle. Â· * Â· Â· \ GEN. CUUTIS E. LcMay. vice chief of staff of the Air Force, Â·nd several other high Air Force officials were reported to have been present when the missile exploded. They have been here ilnce Sunday for a conference. MaJ. Gen. D. N. Yates, commander of Patrick Air Force Base near here, admitted only that: "A-mlulle being prepared for test launching early today was accidentally destroyed by fire. There were no Injuries to personnel and damage to the test stands was superficial." Pentagon sources In Washington said the big mlislle was on Â· tower being prepared for launching when "some fuel spilled and the fire started." All personnel at the firing were safe in concrete shelters, watching the mlsdlc via tele- Vision. ,. Â· Â· Â· Â· / , DICK BATE, who lives on tho beach about three "airline" miles from the launching site, (aid he was entertaining friends at a hamburger fry waiting for the missile to be fired. He said hundreds of persons, who apparently were tipped by the day crew when It came off duty, were on the beach or on their lawns waiting for the "tell-tale' flash. "Suddenly the Florida east Â· const was lit up for at least 20 miles In all directions by what appeared to be a huge ball of Â· (Ire at the launching site," Bate aald. "This ball of orange grew Â· larger and brighter and then the rumbles of a tremendous txploslon were felt and heard. "Flames and smoke rolled over the launching site for the next half hour." will have heaviest expenditures In painting, plumbing and room additions, according to the survey. Quality materials such as durable ceramic tile for bathroom surfacing, copper pipes, hardwood and adequate wiring will be in demand more than ever before, It Is anticipated. Although the demand for ceramic tile In California home remodeling will be an-estimated 10 per cent higher this year than last, tha present expanded productive level of 375 million square feet will bÂ« more than enough to assure quick deliveries to dealers, the Tllo Council reported. Medic Acquitted of Murder Faces Documents Rap,Â· EASTBOURNE, ^ngland J --Dr. John Bodkin Adams was ordered Wednesday to 'go on trial for Â· second time -- this Instance on charges of'faking medical documents. The 58-year-old p h y s I c 1 a n, who was acquitted last month of drugging a patient to death, Is accused of 15 offenses under the larceny, cremation, forgery and dangerous drugs acts. Â·The prosecution alleged that In order to have patients cremated Adams made-false statements that he had no knowledge of bequests to him In their wills. It was also claimed the tachelor doctor fdVged signatures on certificates so his patients could unlawfully obtain free drugs. ' I Scoutsiio; Bid ron Barton Flats , 'Â·' Long Beach Area Boy- Scout Council members voted, unanimously to make an offer for the 640-acre Barton Flats camp site In the San Bernardino Mountains. Â· The Boy .Scout bid 1* expected to be somewhat less than the $250,000 which Long Beach City planned to pay for ttm property If dty purchase had been approved at the recent election. The proposition waÂ» defeated by city voters. , Â· , *.*Â· - -- Â· Â· * * * ,,,... Â· Â· : . - - - . ^ ; i BECAUSE THE PROPERTY Is In an estate, the Scout Council will petition the court to approve thÂ« sale, which has already been approved by the estate executor. Scout officials said that payments will ba extended-over five years and the council will need financial help from tha community to handle the purchase. .It Is'able, however, to make the down payment from resources on hand, without go- Ing Into the principal of the bequest the Scout Council re-' celved from-the late Will J. Reid, chairman of the board of Hancock Oil Co. .. . . . , - . , ,- ,. : ; ; . : - Â· Â· Â· ' - - ..-.-.'-' *Â·" * ..* .*'Â· *Â·:'Â·:Â·'Â·'Â·'Â·Â· ' Â· - Â· ' 'Â·'"WITH MORE THAN 12,000 Scouts enrolled and the program growing steadily, local Scouting officials have been look- Ing for several years for a site for camping facilities to sup- ' plement those at 95-acre Camp Tahqultz, near Idylhvild. The camping committee, headed by Glfford Hansen, reported TueÂ«- day that the Barton Flats site is the most satisfactory among all sites surveyed. It Is about 94 miles from Long Beach, Is Â· timbered and well supplied with water, and Is at considerable ', dlstanca from settlements. . Â· Â· Scouta from Long Beach, Signal HI1IÂ«, Lakewood, Domln- , guez and Bellflower participate in the camping program of the Long Beach Council. Swiss Court OKs Aly Khan Divorce GENEVA (UK) -- A Geneva court legalized P r i n c e Aly Khan's . divorce from actress Rita Hayworth . In E u r o p e Wednesday. ., Â·"The couple was divorced at Reno, Nev., several years ago, However, technicalities made It difficult to get the American dl vorca recognized In Europe, which meant Aly Khan was not free to remarry outside the United States. Judge Pierre Grcber issued a decree dissolving the 1949 marriage. It will become final 30 days after It Is received by Miss Hayworth and her former, husband. INDEPENDENT-P.g.A.9 Reds Plan Atom Ships BERLIN Wt-Red-ruled East Germany has announced it will tulld atomic-powered ships. ThÂ« Defense Ministry says preputi.. tlons will begin thlj year In Warnemuende on tho Baltic, No details were given. On Bcautiiul Alamitoi Bay Exquisite New Orleane Pro- vlnclal horn* In like-new condition. Living roam with glass wall overlooking luih patio. Authentic Provincial dining room.' Antique brick fireplace, 4 ipacioui bedroom* each with separate tile bath. Dressing morai and separate mold's quarters. ; This gracious home offered with eaÂ«y termi. ; Tor Appointment--Call 1 MCGHATH.SHANK co. Â· 4615 tail 2nd HEmlock 8-2121 Adenauer to Visit Gettysburg Farm WASHINGTON UE -- Presl- dent Elsenhower will give a private lunch Sunday at his Gettysburg farm for visiting West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, the White House an nounced Wednesday. Adenauer has been scheduled to come to Washington for a three-day conference beginning on Monday. VODKUIARTINI Â»Â· putt* mult VODKA n MM 100 Pntl. out. Iron irÂ»Â». It*. n*nÂ» Â· Mnefirit.0li.elHwtlilM.HÂ«tfwi,CÂ«M.
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