NEW YORK (UPI) - Board Chairman Roger M. Blough of rom 1 President Kennedy to the man in the street by calling the announced increase in steel prices 'almost negligible." Blough read a 1,500-word statement at a jammed news conference Thursday and declared thelanyone can properly assume that ve are less deeply concerned with he welfare, the strength and the 'itality of this nation than are hose who have criticized our ac- ions." Blough said the "almost negligi- 6 per ton hike in steel prices would ultimately benefit the na- .ion. The statement did little to stem the tide of criticism flowing from the White House, although some jovernment economists said pri- Â·ately the price rise would not mrt business expansion. Secretary of commerce Luther H. Hodges held a news conference of his own in Manhattan and said he men responsible for the price ncrease "said in effect that United States Steel comes first, the United States of America second." Blough Closely Guarded' Blough, 58, closely guarded by city detectives and other security ;uards, opened the nationally tcle- WASHINGTON:. John. F. Kennedy Jr., young son of the President, appears to be in good spirits, as he stands in his carriage on'the 'White' House grounds Thursday. Picture was rnade 1 while Mrs. "Kennedy was. taking the Empress Farah of Iran on a tour of the grounds of the Execu- tive'Mansion. UPI TELEPHTO. Deny Hayes Damages In Housing Suit LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Superior Judge Lloyd. S. Nix Thursday ruled against Hal B. Hayes in the builder's $4.6 million damage suit against Continental -Casualty Co. and said he could find no evidence or fraud. , Nix denied , damages to the wealthy builder five days after receiving a Superior Court Jury's responses to 23 questions involved in the case. Hayes charged he was deceived by an estimator recommended by Continental into submitting inac- y ent ,,[ (he Humboldt County Barnes Honored By Resolution Of State Legislature SACRAMENTO -- Ralph Hester Barnes, retired secretary - man : ager of the Redwood Acres Fair, Eureka, has been honored here in legislative .resolution .authored y Assemblyman ' Frank Belotti, it was announced this, week., Barnes, who became' manager in. 1953, will leave June 30. 'Prior to 1953 he had been a fair direc- ,or for a number of years. Belotti. commended Barnes on lis activities both .within the fair ndustry a ad 'as : a nationally known breeder of Jersey dairy animals. The resolution observed that "he las served his community as pres- curately low bids on $60 million worth of military housing proj- Board of Education, president of have witnessed in some time aft- abandon the projects before completion. The case will be resumed Mon day to determine whether an $8.6 million countersuit by Continental will be tried. In handing down his ruling Thursday, Nix said there was no evidence Hayes relied on Uie representation of a Continental executive as to the ability of the estimator, Alvin T. Locke, a co-defendant in tile suit. The jurist said Hayes had been In the construction business for 34 years and. had sufficient experience not to accept blindly the services of an estimator. Zsa Zsa Gabor, said the verdict will be appealed. Attorneys for Continental. said School Pool, the judgment "in our opinion completely exonerates the defendants of the unfounded charges of frauc by Hal B. Hayes in their dealings with Mr. Hal B. Hayes." NEW YORK (UPI) -- McKihnon says there are now .wo "very potent factors"' clearly J apparent which could general new market' enthusiasm and a sizable rally. First .is the basic fact that favorable first quarter earnint low just beginning to brighten the financial pages, it note's. Secondly "while this administration, like its predecessors, wil: ;ind it expedient to blame others :or its own improvidence, ( the spectre of inflation still' hover: impertinently on the horizon. The rise in steel prices is of course an effect rather than a ca"use, bu it is the first clear spotlight we :he Jersey Cattle Club, manager ects and subsequently forced to O f Arcata Junior Fair for 16 years, ind active in Future Farmers of America and 4-H groups." 'outstanding managership of the Ninth District Agricultural Association. . .grown so that it.now attracts 28,000 visitors a year and is one of the few fairs in California not to request state funds Tor capital investment." Recreation Highlights Silver Prom -- 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. -- Municipal' Auditor- Hayes, once engaged to actress j u m. Swimming -- 12:00 noon to.5:00 p.m. -- all ages -- Eureka High Eureka Judo and JuJitsu Club -- 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 ,'p.m! -George Jacobs Exercise Room. Roller Skating -- Cancelled this afternoon. WALL STREET CHATTER er a barrage of lulling statistics." La Farge of Clark, Dodge Co. says the extreme virulence of the vict Belotti also took cognizance of president's attack on the slee companies appears certain to combine .with fear over the market's recent performance strongly enough to bring heavy selling into the market. This, the analyst says, could produce the badly needed clean-up selling climax. L. 0. Hooper of VI. E. Huttoi Si Co. says that since people believe that steel prices are wether of inflation, the stock-market has regained lost inspiration. He says the very attack on thi steel price rise may make this de velopment more effective as inflationary factor in'investmenl psychology. the bell- big r- ing le of Walter K. Gutman of Stearns Board will lower margin req Co. thinks that if the market con tinues its negative action for an . . other month, the Federal Reserve day's brief rally. U.S. Steel Chairman Defends Boost As 'Almost Negligible' 'ised news conference with an obvious reference to Kennedy, who U.S. Steel answered his critics has called the price increase "wholly unjustified and jrrespon- sible." "We do not question the sincerity of anyone who disagrees with the action we have taken," he said. "Neither do we believe that Agreement Eases Crisis In Argentina blc" price rise was necessary to modernize steel plants. He said his would create more jobs, taxes ,nd make the United Slates stronger in worldwide economic competition. Blough said U.S. Steel had never given the administration a )ledge not to raise prices. "No assurances were asked and none vere given regarding price action as far as I am concerned or any ither individual connected with our corporation," he said. Blough, who earns about $300,DOO a year as U.S. Steel board ihairman, said that steel costs since 1958 "have gone up BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - Th political crisis in Argentina eased considerably today following the Thomson powerful Radical Intransigent larty's acceptance" of President Jose Maria Guide's reform of the ite presidential succession law. . The Radical Intransigents, who virtually rule Argentina's senate, .idi ia- made some modifications Thurs igs are day night hut left untouched Gui " do's fi'ti : --e-it'al clause - the extension .from 30 to 180 days the period in "hich the interim presi dent must call elections when Â£ racancy occurs in the presidency The chamber of.deputies which meets Monday" is expected to go along with the Senate. The newspaper La Nacion saic the cabinet formed by Guido was split .widely on what policy to fol- low'With respect to the root of the political crisis - what tb'.do about the followers of-ousted dictator ... D.,Peron and their election lories of last March 18. The Peronisls won 11 governor ...lips and 43 congressional seats. Their leaders have threatened civ- war if the Peronist victories ar Â»t recognized. The armed forces, on the other ..and, permitted Guido to lake the pttsidency only b e c a u s e he pledged to do away with Peronism i Argentina. Guido and most of the nation's ig political parties favor follow- ig a legal line in handling the Peronist problem. The army, one the three branches of the led forces, has assured Guido an of its support. The navy, however wors a hard-line policy towards le Peronists. more than the announced increase if yesterday." Hodges, former North Carolina governor, met with newsmen ibout 30 minutes after Blough nade his defense. Calls Action Tragic He said that "any firm or industry is free to set prices as jt se Juan tiuire menls. Just such a rumor, he says, was what caused last Thurs far sees fit." But he added that "il free lo make mistakes and I ilieve the steel ind .ake is a tragic one. "It's action is a disservice to he country and to the business community as a whole." Hodges admitted that while Jeel prices have not risen in four years labor cost per ton of steel did not increase "essentially" during the same period. "As a former businessman," he declared, "1 am confident that .he business community as whole is disturbed by this development." Hodges said he did "not enjoy criticizing a major American industry." But he declared the government has "a clear responsibility to speak out when private ac tions are taken which may wel jeopardize the continuation of a heallhy free. enterprise system." By ALAIN RAYMOND United Press International ALGIERS, Algeria (UPD-Ter rorists shot and killed a French army intelligence major as he re .urned to his home on the edge o the Bab el Oued quarter hen Wednesday night, a military com munique announced today. Th killing was another in the acts o violence still sweeping Algeria. The major was Marcel Bour gogne, married with four children The communique said he was hi by several bullets and died short [y afterward in a hospital. Eyewitnesses said a young'Eu ropean gunman was waiting Bourgogne as he returned home and fired sever:! shots at him be fore escaping in a waiting car. The Franco-Moslem provisiona executive governing Algeria on its road to independence today com pleted the taking over of its port folios despite desperate attempts of the outlawed Secret Army Or ganization (OAS) to upset the cease-fire. Meanwhile, business in Sidic b Abbes, the home of the Frencl Foreign Legion, .returned to normal today after a day-long gen eral strike of Europeans. They protesting the arrest of eight suspected members of the OAS in a police raid Tuesday night. In Algiers, where plastii LOS ANGELES--Mrs. Linda Bnllinger, 24 (left) and her sister, Mrs. Dlnnc Bnrrctt, 29, hold their babies who were born at precisely the same, minute., On September 24, I960 the sisters each gave birth to a daughter at exactly the same minute. On both occasions the births occurred at the same hospital with the same physician. Mrs. Ballingcr, of HuntinR- ton Beach, Is shown, holding her son while Mrs. Barrett, of Costa Mesa, holds her son. (UPI Tclcnlioto) bomb exploded in the Rue Ray mond Poincare in front of a Mos lem's grocery today, police stagct 1 i mid-morning "control" of cafe; in the Rue d'Isly in the downlowi iiusiness district. They arrcstet' several persons. In Ornn, terrorists opened fin wilh submachincguns on a convo. of police trucks, killing one gen dnrme nnd wounding another. Additional information conlimiei to trickle in on the hitler lasl ilitch sland by n band of OAS commandos against Moslem rebel troops now fighting on Ihc side of Ihc French in Ihe mountains wosl of Algiers. A military report said that Moslem guerrillas tracked down and trapped about 45 OAS men and virtually viped them out in a no- quarter battle. Two Crashes On Burns Freeway, Two Eurekans Injured Mrs. Louise Lorensen, 53, one of two local residents injured in separate vehicle collisions on the Burns Freeway yesterday, lies on the pavement after her car crashed into another driven by Louis German, 75, of Bayside. Robert Hurst, 55, of Eureka received minor injuries in a later crash at the Bayside Road intersection. Traffic officer Fred Kay, left, investigated the Lorensen - German crash'in front, of Arcata Redwood at 4:20 p. m. Two Eureka area residents were among three persons hurt in three njury accidents investigated by he California Highway Patrol yesterday. Mrs. Louise Lorensen, 53, was .aken by City Ambulance to General Hospital where her condition .oday was reported as "not too serious". Robert Hurst, 55, was hurl when ,wo pickup trucks collided at the Bayside Cutoff intersection with .he Burns Freeway at 10:25 p.m. Harold Holcomb, 32, no address isted, received minor injuries in an accident at the foot of Clam Beach hill on Highway 101 at 4:20 ).m. when a third pickup truck, driven by James Carr, 38, of Arcata was involved in a collision with another driven by Mrs. Doro- .hy Doll, 32, Trinidad. Mrs. Lorensen was hurt when icr car, southbound on the freeway, collided with another driven )y Louis German, 75, Bayside. Patrol reports said that German ivas crossing the freeway lanes rom the northbound side into the Arcata Redwood Company property when the crash occurred. A second crash on the freeway short distance further north occurred at 10:25 p.m. when a south- Mund pickup driven by Robert Hurst, 55, of Eureka reportedly made a left turn across the northbound lanes to enter the cutofl road and collided with another pickup, northbound, driven by Frederick Horrigan, 49, also of Eureka. Hurst reportedly was thrown oul of his vehicle but was not reported as seriously injured. The Clam Beach crash at 4:20 p.m., involved three vehicles, one of them parked off the highway Patrol reports said a northbounc pickup driven by Carr made a right turn into the Upper Clam Beach parking area when the Dol vehicle skidded into the side o: the pickup. Carr then lost contro if his own vehicle and continued on to crash into a parked car in a driveway. Holcomb, his passenger, received treament from a private phy- Wool Session Here Saturday Members of Humboldt County yesterday in Department Om Wool Growers Association will convene at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Eureka Inn for the annual spriiij meeting. Guest speaker for the noon .incheon will be Alfred Murphy, supervisor of the University of secretary. California Hoplaud Experiment station. He will be describing experimental work there, involving sheep and related problems. Also to be heard at the luncheon is Dr. Milton Jones, from the aotany department of the UC field stalion. He will he lecturing on range grasses and weedy plant experiments at Hopland. During the morning session woolmen will hear John Dunbar farm advisor, tell about plastic sheep shelters, one of which has been erected in the county. Chct Wing, stale secretary, will lie re viewing Ihc national scene of tht sheep industry and Rir'ic B Thomas, supervisor of Fish ant Wildlife service, will he speaking on predatory animal control. LOS ANGELES: You can try but you only get one guess--because this funny looking clown with the twinkle in her eye is none other than actress Debbie Reynolds as she appears at t h e Thalians International circus benfil premiere. Debbie joined a host of other Hollywood ;lars in entertaining at the event. UPI TELEPHOTO 1962 Grand Jury Named; Morton Of Eureka Foreman The Grand Jury for 1962 was drawn by Judge W. G. Watson Jr. of Superior Court. John P. Morton of 1620 Gates street, Eureka, was named foreman of the 13-member group, and Mrs. Ruth Loring was appointed Other members are as follows: Earl C. Baughman, 2134 Hodgson street, Eureka; John H. Chostner, 3837 G street. Eureka; Garner J. Churchill. Willow Creek; Robert E. Dinsmore. Rio Dell; John Gia- coniini. Route One, Box 748, Eureka; Robert Hallmark, Trinidad: W. Donald Hill, 1520 Russ street, Eureka: Thomas P. Jenkins, Bayside; Harry R. Kcsscr. 842 N sired, Forluna; Raymond A Knapp, Trinidad; J. William Ladd, 2190 Pacific avÂ«nuc, Arcata; Robert C. Look, 924 lOlh slreet, Fortuna; Clyde H. Nunemnkcr, 2833 1! slreet, Eureka; Watson D. I'oolc, 1070 12th street, Arcata; Clarence W. Robcrson, Box 43, Blue Lake; William lingers, 114 Henderson street, Eureka; Joseph HIISS, Jr., Fcnxlalc. SAN FRANCISCO (UPII-n.-ink: Hank of America 5" ;l k-5!t!i Wells Farfin Ki'j-73'. United California 57 Â·(' Crot'kor-Anglti 52'.i-r5!i Sl'AHTANS WIN SAN JOSE (UPU -San .lost Slate's baseball learn hanged oul a 7-3 win over Washington StaK Thursday. The Spnrtans have wor 15 of 25 slnrls Ihis season. By United Press International | San Francisco Bay Area: Fair .oday with high temperatures in San Francisco 70. Oakland 74, San Matco 76, San Rafael 76. High fog tonight and Saturday forenoon but sunny Saturday afternoon. Cooler Saturday. Low temperatures tonight 50-55. Westerly winds 10-20 m.p.h. in afternoons. Northern California: Fair today, .onight and Saturday except increasing coastal fog. Cooler near coast today and in the coastal valleys and Delta Saturday. Mt. Sbasta-Siskiyou area: Fair through Saturday but increasing high clouds late Saturday. Little change in temperature. Sierra Nevada: Fair through Saturday. Little change in temperature. Sacramento V a l l e y : Fair Ihrough Saturday. Cooler south portion Saturday. High both days 84-92 except 75-80 in the Delia Saturday. Low tonight 45-55. Soulh-| crly winds 10-20 m.p.b. in after-! Hot Mowing Job It Wasn't Sun It wasn't yesterday's bright sunshine that gave Mrs. Ethel Henry of Pine Hill a hot time in her lawn-mowing effort. It was the fact that her lawn mower was on fire. Humboldt Fire District 1 answered a 4:45 p.m. alarm to extinguish the blaze and figured it this way: Mrs. Henry had filled the power mowcr'.s ' i n k \\ith gasoline and some of it had spilled, running down inlo the working parts. Heat or friction -- or possibly a spark -- touched it off and set the entire machine ablaze, melting n portion of ils aluminum parts. Mrs. Henry was uninjured, but eoit.sitlerablv lulled. noons. Monterey Bay Area: Fair today with high temperatures 63 lo 73. Fog tonight and Saturday morning hut sunny Salnrday afternoon. Slighlly cooler Saturday with high :ompcralurcs 60 to 67. Low lo- night 47 lo 53. Westerly winds 1015 knots in aflernoons. Forl Bragg and vicinity: Fair today. Fog tonight and Saturday morning hut sunny Saturday ail or- noon. Slighlly cottier. Coastal winii northwest 10-15 knots. SANTA MONICA. Calif. ( U P I ) --The wife of academy award winning aclor James Dunn Thursday pleaded guilty lo misdemeanor drunken driving charges and was placed on two years probation. Mrs. Edna R. Dunn, 54, of Malihu, also was fined $250. She was arrested March 31 following a minor accident. Northern, California is ox]cct- ed lo gain an average of 745 residents each day in 1%2.
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