Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on December 15, 1944 · Page 19
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25 YEARS AGO IN THE TRIBUNE PANTLESS PANTING BACK IN 1919 WAS, ., BT EARLE ENNIS;-"' A pantl.es professor ipJa sesr.of jr co-edshat wasa. sigt'for t-a6a-7 demic ey'ts, backf in iW.'lfpr there , wae such ft hard w6rlting," earnest academician who had been betrayed by a woman arid left to face his classes auna"ral.X,jPid. he drj' ft? HSTJid not." He staged at home and phoned frantically hither and thither and finally somebody 'dug upth uniform of- a cadet major and he was able to break the blockade of convention. , We won't tell you his name for he suffered enougji without having the story dug up in after years. But, he was young -then and he had. a young wife. And, they quarreled. as married folks do. And while-the prof slept his. wife packed her clothes and went back home to mama. Only by accident, or design, she packed the prof's pants along with others. So that ' Well, let's put it this way: Inadvertantly, he was late for class-late by a couple ofdays, while all the campus grinned. SEEING IS BELIEVING Warren, Mass.. remembers this day, for it was December 15, 1919. . that a hunter killed two white deer i there. Nobody believed him at first. They thought it was apple-jack. But he produced the deer and all the old-timers said: "Wal I swan!" and shifted their quids. And a phy-chologist declared that .native ali-..fortiians did a better job- of stip-C'pfij"g their wives than newcomers. wrPich, caused a lot of husbands to mark the, article, hand it tffctheir Wives and say: "Here read this ;and. shut-up." he a year of storms, hurricanes. earthquakes and electrical .displays: but Dr. Harlan Stetson, a Harvard astronomer, who didn't like prophets anyhow, branded this as "hot air" and predicted 1920 would come in like a Montana lamb with down-kcast eyes. Juneau. Alaska, munch-'ing on frozen reindeer steak was shaken silly by an earthquake that shook Esquimaux in their ingloos like dice in a box. A paper shortage developed and ; 3000 small journals in the country wore notified that they might have to print on paper bags. Burglars entered a home on Belvedere Strict while the family was at dinner. While trenches noises t hey had soup that might drowned out outside noises, the burglars cut the glass panel out of the front door, entered and stole $500 in jewelry and a lot of paintings. MOUNTAIN BURPS Kilauea. Hilo's hot mountain. Spouted lava this day in 1919 and feared the wahinis out of their earrings. Los Angeles, "the City of Angels." which, had gone in for di-kvorce. added 'em up and found that 3100 actions had been filed in 10 months an all-time high. Charles Janis of Chicago invented a fucllcss auto which he said would revolutionize transportation in 10 years. That was 25 years ago and he ought to see an Oakland streetcar about S o'clock now. Cranberries were reported scarce foMhp Christmas market, women wereVJasking each other through their jpantry windows how in heck you Wild make mincemeat without bnuyl and an Alameda man's shin-comJort was ruined when a thief s'tole an oil stove, which he used to hold between his knees every morning when he drove to work. In San Francisco a millinery! buyer sent for .some new hut samples. When they came she opened the box. took one look at the samples and jumped out of a seventh-slory window? In Ilayward a man shot himself when a woman showed him her new hat. As a matter of fact the hats of that season were pretty tough. The same day a fir in the basement of the First Christian Church in Berkeley was ex-lineuished with baptimal water. Tomorrow, being Sunday, we'll ship a day, to recover our strength and be back again Monday with more .stixj-ing events from the world (if near-news. b'PROBABLE' RAIN PREDICTED HERE rsi 1 irr taummnmii BY LATE TOMORROW Metropolitan Ohkland. which has , , fi .ipi-o iiui-.neiven rain an ween.' ted. iv iven a forecast of "nrnb - "k """'owi K M-ht. with cloudy skies the weatherlComt''n;,ormer 0080 " . .'"I 1.IM1MIM uTiiii men, i ne U.S. weather Bureau predicted: San Pranrivi-n Bav Rrgion. Montrrrv Vf Arfg. Santa Clara, Llvprmorr and Salinas Vallcvv Mnsllv rlnndv toda anfl tonight- Saturdiiv rlnndv with rajn prnb-hlp by Saturday niRht; mild temperature. Northern Calirrirnla- Partly eloiidy tn. day and tonight: Saturday rlnudv with .rain probahle by Saturday night; mild temperature.. SVrra Neinrls Pirtlv clmidr today and Tnn-"ni. riouny aiirrlHv. warmer ni'-ni. S.K-iamento and San Joaquin Vullevn-' P rily cloudy lixl.iv i.-nri tnmelit: Salur-'v cloudy with n lithl r.'im probahle .by S.ilul'dfcV night: llllle teinneratuie i-hunge. OAKLAND PRECIPITATION Last 24 hours. 0: last year. 1 20; thiw year. 7,ti4: normal. 4 X PACIFIC i'OAHT TTMl't RATI Re . Wish Low , Huh tow Aiib'urn 41) Keno .WRo'eburg 13 Sacramento Bakersfield Boi.it Colusa Rureka Fort Bragg Fresno Hetrh Hetchy King City . l.n An-:ele Mrrred Needle . Oakland Pn'O Hoblej Thorn i TVrp'elln Portland Tied Rlnff . 33 Sallnj. 62 4B San Diego 4!Snn Ftancisc-o 5 M Airport .'(? antn Barbara 45l!eattle 54Sodn Srirlrws Sookane 47 'lock ton US 54 59 4(1' -nnyille " Tonopah 71 4(1 ' -l'irm. 30 WlnnemurVa 44 34' Yuma Ml .ID PRECIPITATION San Franciaco Airport T. Food ess Bars Drailel State Board L.A. Tavern Licenses Revoked (or Failure To Serve Meals James H. Quinn, State Board of Equalization member from the sec ond district, which includes Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, jjesterday served notice that he and his agents are going to crack down on taverns that don't serve ad equate food to live up to their license conditions. "The board is tired of being put in .the middle by tavern owners who refuse to co-operate," he said, as his colleagues revoked the li censes of 11 southern California establishmems-for not serving meals. Licenses of four prominent Holly wood night spots were revoked for 15 days on the grounds they stayed open after the midnight closing time imposed since the war by the State board. William G. Bonelli, member from the Los Angeles area, said the places'had - joined in instituting a test suit against.the board's power to close them at midnight, instead of 2 a.m., the original hour set up in the State law. FAVORED HANGOUTS Thev are the Trocadero, Ciro's Mocambo and the Clover Club, fell well-known gathering places of movie stars. At the same time that it 'took tavern's, "the Board of Equalization which met in Sacramento, revoked or suspenjed the licenses of nine MetropoliKin Oakland liquor dealers for failure to comply -with the law. Included on the local list were: Lillian D. Castle", 3932 MacArthur Boulevard, sale to minor, 15 days: Lontiie G. Galyen, 4301 East 14th Street, sale to minor, 15 days; Dor othy M. KocJs.. Southern Cross Inn. sale to "minor, 15 days; Leonard H Dunbar, 2973 MacArthur Boulevard. sales to intoxicated person, indefinite suspension; Minor Narcews, 175 ',4 Seventh Street, misrepresentation of material facts in license application, revocation; Ritz Cafe, 1710 Market Street, misrepresentation of facts in license application, revocation: Harry Sherman, 201 East 14th Street, sale to minor sailor, 15 days. RESISTED OFFICERS s Melvin J. Avila of 44 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, lost his license for 10 days for resisting enforcement officers, and Michael C. Lucey, of 1015 University Avenue, had his license suspended for 15 days for a sale after hours. For the past two months the board has refrained from taking any action against liquor licensees on the food question, explaining it was waiting for the State Supreme Court to hand down a decision on what constitutes ;a Dona liae restaurant. However, n 'adopted the recommendations yesterday of State Liquor Administrator George M. Stout, who said that !if an establishment has no stove, 'menu, or other facilities for serving ifood its license should be revoked, j The board immediately acted oh line licenses of the 1. Southern Cali--Ifornia places, but dismissed cita-jtions for insufficient food filed by j liquor control officers against 53 other California licensees. SUMS UP ATTITUDE Ih leading the movement to clamp down bn what he termed "outright saloons vjfd bars." Bonelli, acting chairman yesterday, summed up his attitude in his observation on one Los Angeles licensee cited: "Our findings show that this place had no food, no cook, no menu, no setup to me that's no restaurant. Next case." George Reilly, San Francisco nember of the board, likewise stated that he will issue instructions to i)ftMiirjihaiLhJsj:'hief liquor officer, that "San Francisco bars must have food." Sherman, the Oakland dniKKrst-whose license was suspended for 15 days, previously was convicted of operating with a drug warehouse thievery ring and served several months in the Alameda County Jail. Amcricon Mother' of 1939 w,, t 85 WOOSTER, Mrs. Othello O.. Dec. 15. (U.R Compton, 85. the! American mother of 1939. was found 'rinn,! in bid at her home here todav M-gr m .,..,. w .mi tir , I .. A un "mother title by ttt-Goldcn Rule, Foundation. She received an honorary D0CU)1 of Laws degree from Oxford Col-lege,,Qhjo, in 1932. Survivors include three sons. Dr. Karl T. Compton. president .of.' Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, University of Chicago professor: and Dr. Wilson Compton, president- of Washington State College: and one daughter. Mrs. C. Herbert Kice of Allahabad Christian College. India, now here on furlough. Chief Petty Officer Dies in Auto Crash tiirrnll HpnrffP SandholdL 25. 8 boatswain's mate stationed at Moss Landing, was injured fatally today when the automobile he was driving collided wjjh a street car at Seventh and Union Streets. The street car. operated by Glen Parady. 36. of 6677 Brann Street, had stopped at the intersection to discharge passengers when Sand-hold t hit it. He died several hours later at Highland Hospital, - - IXClUSIVE ASSOCIATID f R ESS . OAKLAND; CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, DEC. 15, rf V :S I - Jeannette Hernandez (left), and her S-yeatold twin. Janice, show th'o bibek eyes that police say were inflicted on them by their father, Joseph Hernandez, 47, a truck driver, when he bumped their heads together because "they didn't mind" his instructions. New Hotel for 14 th, Broadway Henshaw Building, Oakland Landmark The-T)ld Henshaw Building on the southeast corner of 14th and Broad way is destined to be torn down to make way for a new $2,500,000 hotel of from 12 to 14 stories providing between 400 and 500 rooms, banquet halls, and other modern appurtenances. . Thfs became known today wnen Frank Belgrano, president of the Central Bank, revealed a study is now being made on an income and expense basis by executives of the Capital Company, real estate holding subsidiary of Transamerica Cor poration, which will construct the building. 100 BY 200 FEET In addition to the hotel with its entrance and adequate lobby space, the new structure will provide accommodations for around 15 small stores on the ground floor, Belgrano said. The frontage covers 100 feet on Broadway and 200 feet on 14th Street. Only tenant now on the property with a lonR-term lease is the State Theater, which has been served with a one-year notice to vacate, which is privileged under the terms of the rental contract, Belgrano stated. The old Henshaw Building will be taken over for dismantling the end of next year and after that time plans call for the start of construction of the hostelry, priorities permitting, according io Belgrano. BUILDING LANDMARK " For many years ., in Oakland's early days, the four-story Henshaw Building housed the McDonough Theater, the city's firsl outstanding stage theater. The State Theater now occupies that space. Purchased in the late twenties by the Bank of Italy, now the Bank of America, the structure was otig-inally planned to house the main Metropolitan Oakland area headquarters of the bank. Later, the program was revised when the Oakland Bank at 12th and Broadway was absorbed and the Bank of America estab'lished there. The Capital Company later took over ownership as a subsidiary of-Trans-america. Burglars Routed By Bank Alarm PINOLE, Dec. 15. Burglars who,time high school enrollment of 3068. first took clothing from a cleaning'the Albany Board of Edi4efttion-4aKt4date 32. establishment and then went after night moved to alleviate over- "Original plans of the new biiild-bigger loot in the Bank of Pinole Icrowded classroom conditions. ing called for 600 pupils, whereas were frightened away without tak- At the new Codornices School in the enrollment to date tolals 762," ing anything when they set off thejthe Codornices housing project. jhe said. bank's burglar alarm at 1:30 a.m. pupils in the first, second and third j The school board, at the same today. jgrades were ordered placed on a;meeting, aulhorized an additional In their flight thy left behind iinni-rtvimolnli. 1 on : 1..L.: iC... ...."; " '""'"'"'k """" "."m 'n0 HnmK esiao - window. . Also left in the hank wan an over, t wh-.. ..,. , Monf(i to Angolo Rossi. Crockett' ,. - . . l .u - ini.nri y WIIIRn, wno IOIO pr- it-c HUT uvuitoai Was SlOien irom him Sunday. Police said the roat had a clean- "ng tag on it made out to a "Mr. Sanders," whom they were endear - oring to locate. i reported that at Codornices, opened Sheriff Inspector Ray Sloffelsjfor tne irt time at the beginning sid that the burglars, believed toiof tnis semester, an average of ue i wo -although there was a possibility that only one man was involved, apparently first entered the San Pablo Cleaners, owned by Mrs. Klizabeth Kouvac of -El Sobrante, by mistake, sitice it is in the rear of the bank building. The bank was entered by break- ing a transom over the rear door fnd' then reaching in, slipping the holt and opening the door. Berore they went to work on the safe they opened a rear window asa means of esriine and arrsii-entlv iiitnni'd out it when Ihe alarm began 'to! They riddled another with shell - sound. t fire and came out of the action Constable Eugene Shea and Po-'.without a casualty. winter nugn roung answereai the abjrm and notified the sheriff office, who sent Stoffcls, a. finger print expert, and deptiticd Phil O'Lcary and Ernie Roberta ti .the scene. 4 ,. W U ?H 0TO . . . W (D E WORLD, . . UNITED PRESS NORTHERN POLICE STATION RETAIN gTA "Proposed Transfer of Anderson to Central Is Blocked in City Council There will be no rhange in the personnel of Northern- -Pol ice Station in the near future. That was the assurance given lasU night by City. Manager Charles R. Schwanenberg after questioning by Councilmen Herbert L. Beach and James DePaoli, . in regular City Council meeting. A proposed transfer of Police ICapt. A. W. Anderson, new head of Northern -Station, back to Cen tral Station to take charge of booking and other processing of prisoners, jail and the new police garage, met opposition at last Tuesday's council ' meeting and again last night. Schwanenberg said the transfer had never gone beyond the discussion stage between Police Chief Robert P. Tracy and himself, while attempting to find ways and means to expand the efficiency of the Police Department without unduly increasing the cost. He said the new police methods such "as the two-way police radio have changed police administration considerably and that certain adjustment must be made. PLANNED FOR JANUARY-1 City Hall observers said that the transfer 'was not only planned but ready to go through on January 1, with new quarters for Captain Anderson already being prepared at the City Hall. They said Anderson, his two lieutenants and 18 men were to be taken from Northern Station because the district accounts for less than 9 per cent of the total city Crime, to, help out the Central Station, which is overtaxed. Councilman Beach last night said he would fight any further reduction in the personnel of Northern Station, which he says is now at a low of 39 men, compared to 57 in 1939. He expressed the belief that instead of reducing Northern Station to a precinct, at least one additional station should be created in West Oakland. Objection to removing patrilmen on footbeats from the Northern Double School ShiffOrdered v- To Relieve Crowded Albany ALBANY, Dec. 15. With an all - ! iouble-shift schedule beginning the'teachrr at both the Cornell firam- im so l.r .-. -4 T.. r, . fir t .n'.'CsKns.l ....J AH,...,.. li:,.U CU,.I ' " . T ' . ' ; in juiuie w , i on- md from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. imcet the four-hour minimum of lass .ctivitiM I" addition, three temporary . nPmo. "ii a ;',s7,'i- uanip, oiu lui li:w ItiLlici.-' added to the staff to bring the total to 21 instructors, including the principal 1 School Superintendent Paul Bryan Oaklander Helps Sink Jap Barges Francisco y. Segura, seajpnan 1'c. U.S.N.R.. 823 Washington Street, was a crew member of one of two speedy American motor torpedo boats on night blockadflftiatrol of -a Jap-held coastline in thFnorthem Solomons area, to drive through intense Jap fire recently and sirrtrthTee heavily armed enemy steel barges. ine Kl surprised the Jap ships and despite heavy defense fire from on of the barges, managed to direct their automatic cannon fire into two Uf ihaJiarB ff ..f Umm himrttanrt KKinefl manpower pending the (into flames and the other capsized 1944 19 i business districts Was also expressed by Beach, who said that one police man afoot is worth 10 in automo biles or on motorcycles. An overall survey of police needs was voted by the council on the suggestion of Councilmen Beach and William J. McCracken. It is to be made by SchwanenbergKand Tracy. . suggestion by Miyor John F. Slavich that the council appoint small committees er mem bers to work closely with city dej pai uueui.s weiii uimeeueij. BAKERY OPPOSED A protest against operation of a "wholesale bakery, the Standard Doughnut Company, at 4095 Foot hill Boulevard," is to be heard at the December 2fe meeting of the City Council and City Planning Commission with ' protesting resi dents of the Foothill district. A request for the meeting was made by Attorney Francis C. Starr, representing neighbors of the company, which, according to Starr, is "operating a wholesale bakery in direct violation of city zoning laws governing retail business districts." The Dukcry earlier this year was refused a permit to expand its premises after repealed requests to the Cily Planning Commission and council were opposed by resident neighbors. A request by the commission for a survey of what can be done to lower cost of housing subdivisions here in order to keep Oaklanders from moving to tfontra C?sta County and Ihe easteRy part of Ala- i meda County is to be conrffttered by the council. Copies of the request were ordered niade for each councilman. Mayor Slavich warned that lowering of standards set for new subdivisions Would swamp Oakland with cheap housing. A resolution directing the city attorney's office to prepare proceedings for acquisition by the cily of 28 parcels of land to widen and improve Mountain and Moraga Boulevards was adopted by the council. pupils are crowded into classrooms normally arranged , to accommo- . "Y ' , " io m.-n oveic.owncn connuions one toiin population of the city. A third nurse, on a half-time basis, also was ordered for "the school nursing unit. for 33 students between IB and 18 years who are in essential war industrial employment, the board ordered a permanent continuation high school with Saturday morning classes beginning with the new Spring term, February "5. These students arc now being absorbed in regular high school classes. Two Richmond C-s To Go to Vancouver Two more big C-4 transports will be transferred to the Vancouver, Wash., yard of Kaiser Company, Inc., ior outfitting, the Maritime Commission- announced today. The transports are being built a Kai-" set's Richmond yard. ... ' ' . The commission recently an- - nounced. that five C-4's being built by the California Shipbuilding Corn- pany would be taken tu-Vancouver ior outlining. The commission explained that the Vancouver yard has a temporary surplus, of outfitting facilities launching ot C-4'i at that yard. RATIONING i iMfc i ABLE V rr? MEATS, FATS and OILS Red stamps A8 through Z8, and AS tnrough S5, Book 4, 19 points each, valid indefinitely. Next stamps due December 31. . .-. - CSEB FATS Each pound of paste tat ts good for two meat-ration points. GASOLINE A coupon 13 validf through December 21; Bi and C4, B5 and C3 coupons, 5 gallons each. ' PROCESSED FOODS Blue stamps AS through Z8, AS through Z5, A2, B2, Book' 10 points each, valid indefinitely. Next stamps due January 1. SHOES "Airplane" stamps 1, 2 and 3, Book 3, valid indefinitely. , ' ' . SUGAR Stamps 30 through 34, Book 4, five pounds each, valid indefinitely. Stamp 40, five pounds, home canning, good through April 10. ' NO. 168 0" Mrs.'Julene Hernandez, 27. mother of the twins who were beaten, refused t sian a complaint against her husband. Joseph, because, officers said, he had threatened to kill her. Tribune photos. Joseph Hernandez. 47, Oakland truck driver, was in jail today on charges of beating his twin daughters until, their . eyes were blackened. Student fights Ex-Wife's Suit Former Navy Man Arrested on Failure To Provide Charge BERKELEY. Dec. 15.-A University of California student, who r.vCu ,c vj "u;iowinR the con(ession of Manuci is now studying medicine under theDiaz 22 Mcxican farm-taboreri that GI Bill of Rights, planned today in;he MM her and burjed ,he his Berkeley cjity Ja.il cell to Iignt a charge of failure to pVovide for a 13-months-old baby,' brought by his former wife, Evelyn Morgan Ham, 22, of Santa Monica. The student, Richard E. Ham. 21, claimed paternity of the child is "very uncertain," and said he married the mother, a former University student, to save her embarrassment and give the baby a name. It was agreed that she would obtain a divorce and when she did so last Febrary, in Reno, the court ordered him to pay $30 a month for support of the baby, Ronald Francis, flam said. TO GO SOUTH Ham, arrested by Berkeley police yesterday while 'attending class, expected to post $500 bail today for his release from jail and to leave immediately for Santa Monica. He is the son of H. E. Ham,, engineer in the U:S. Bureffu of Reclama'-tion at Boulder City, Nev. Mrs. Ham is. the daughter of Dr. Evan C. Morgan, former assistant, superintendent of schiKils in Santa Monica and now a lieutenant in Ihe Navy, attached to the V-12 unit at the California School of Technology. Ham disclosed that he and the baby's mother were married May 3, 1943. while she was a student at Ihe University, and that the child was born November 17 of thai year. ONLY HIT? ALLOTMENT The only money he has; he said, is the' Government allotment for his education. He is scheduled to receive $75 a month, but received only a $50 allotment for December, h said. In the Navy, Ham did psychiatric work with the Eureau of Medicine and Surgery- in Washington, D.C., was transferred to Mare Island and received a medical, discharge July 21 of thjs year. A resident of Los Angeles, he lives at 2556 Hilgard Street lending the university. while at- Richmond Woman, 58, Hurt in Train Fall RICHMOND. Dec. 15, Mrs. Car-rle Johnston, 53. of 3120 Hamilton Street was under observation in Richmond Hospital today for serious head injuries received when she fell from the steps of a shipyard train last night. She told police the train -started up just as srn was getting off at South 20th Street and Access Highway and she was thrown to. the pavementt. ' : . ' " r " " , .' .' " Father Jailed for Beating Twin Girls Neighbors Report Alleged Cruelty to Children Wife Refuses to Sign Complaint An Oakland father, who heads of his 5-year-old twin daughters until both girls suf f ered black eyes, is held in the charges of wnrully causing a Bail was set at $500 on each Hernandez, 47, of 49B' Auditorium Village, a war bousing project, remained in a cell while "Tttlvestigation. His wife, Julene, 27, refused to sign a complaint, Police Inspector Edward C. Summers said, because the man had warned her to keep the children in he house after the beating and had threatened to kill her. He appeared briefly this morning before Police Judge Chris B. Fox,J pleaded guilty and asked that the case be referred to the probation officer Judge Fox granted the plea fTmd set December 29 as .the day H a "complete report" to be returned. FOUND GIKLS BRUISED , Policewoman. Kathryn Conway, wh6 subsequently signed the com plaint, and Nauriene- Wilson, who accompanied' ber .to the housing unit in the rear of the Oakland Auditorium, said they found the little girls: Jeannette land Janice. both suffering, blatlf"" eyes' and hrniMa.H-:th( tae: f Kev linnfcaiai"3!Kii?ia2incated j,imit&btmtiLifaliJmPi detention home pending hearing jof the case. Jeannette had one eye blackened and Janise had bruises about both eyes. Both girls' faces were puffed and swollen from the beating, CHILDREN DISOBEYED The policewomen said Mrs. Her nandez told them that her husband truck driver, had instructed the girls not to play with a light switch, They did, and when he came home Tuesday night he asked them about it. The twins denied that they had touched the switcn, according to the mother, and Hernandez became enraged and grabbed them, bump ing their heads together until their eyes were blackened Knowing neighbors would notice the bruises, Hernandez warned his wife to keep the children in the house, she said. Neighbors learned of the beating and notified police, MEXICAN ADMITS. KILLING GIRL, 4; BODY IS SOUGHT San Joaquin County deputy sher iffs today were digging in a Stockton city dump lot in an effort to find the body of Beatrice Martinez, 4-year-old daughter of Mrs. Dolores Mar tinez, 1028 10th Street, Oakland, fpl- there. Sheriff Martin Ansbro of Stock ton Said Diaz in a half Incoherent confession made when he believed he was dying after cutting his throat in his Stockton jail cell admitted killing and burying the child after a quarrelsome drinking bout with her father. William Martinez. The little girl lived with her father and the family of Joe Corra-lejo in Stockton. The lather is separated from her mother, who lives here. Dias was found last night with his throat slashed in a cell of the County Jail, where he had been held for qi estioning since shortly after' the girl's disappearance November 30. Attendants at the Stockton Emergency Hospital said he would recover despite a severed windpipe. Martinez, father of the child, told Sheriff Ansbro that he and Diaz and other members of the Corralejo household decided to drive down ttfwri for dinner after a drinking party. Diaz was left behind when they drove off. When they returned both Diaz and the child were gone. Later Diaz returned and explained Beatrice's aHsencc by saying she went down town. "Martinez reported her disappearance to police next day. Sheriff Ansbro did not reveal details of Diaz' statement but said that he had obtained a confession. Diaz reportedly located the burial site at the end of South Rendon Street, near Mormon slough, an area used as a refuse dump, and officers said that they found similar refuse material on Diaz' shoes. , Score? in Berkeley omplajji Of Army Plane 'Buzzing' BERKELEY, Dec. 15-Scores of residents in Northeast Berkeley last night were thrown Into panic by a low-flying plane which' was 'described by many as skirting" the house tops by, a mere 10 feet From- descriptions urnished by complaining residents, police ex pressed a belief it may have been an Army plane of the P-40 type. The Army Flight Advisory Service was notified and announced this morning a complete investigation is under way. T- ' Police Sgt. J. L. Ross tated the first complaint came In at 7:40 p.m. from Charles OTCrablree, 1607 Edith Street, and that so many followed the police switchboard " became allegedly batted together the City Prison today on two '-I child to suiier. count, and the father, Joseph authorities completed their War Hike Proposed Senators Suggest Move to Get Men Into Vital Plants WASHINGTON, Dec. W.-v Senators .proving the manpower shortage suggested today that pay raises in some critical industries might be the quickest and best way ' to expand itital production. ' . -, This View was advanced by Chairman Maad (D., N.Y.J f aruhSew a tor Ferguson (R., Mish.) at the Senate War Inyestigation-JCmnmit tee s manpower inquiry. what they termed "unattractive ' in dustries," mentioning foundries, " steel mills and chemical plants. The principal manpower- shortages ara to be found among the unskilled. Work Pay heavy labor groups, in those fields, . . they said. - , - Ferguson and Mead voiced their beliefs during questioning -of Charles M. Hay, deputy manpower chairman, who outlined to the com mittee the steps . WMC is content- plating to recuit urgently needed waV workers. Hay told the committee that rep resentatives of WMC and the armed -; services will visit employers in "less essential" industry to try to persuade them to release workers to war plants. If the employer refuses, Hay said, an employment ceiling will be fixed on his establishment, and if he proves "obdurate," other agencies will be asked to lend their aid. Then, if-iiecessary, the case will be referred to War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes. . Manpower requirements from November to March, 1945, he said, total 900,000, including 500,000 for the armed forces. About ,141,000 are needed within the next few weeks for "critical -. war programs. - In a move topeed the placement of workers in war plants where they are. vmost urgently needed, the - Manpower Commission last night set up a Nation-wide system for classifying request of employers for help. Five categories were established in ordetjof their relative importance W -the war effort. J The act ion wa iDfiKBiHHUrfl raui v. wicnuu saiar nr an enori to reduce the chance of inequities thatVnight arise in some industrial areasW which more than one item on the"fcritical wITr production pro gram is being' manufactured. In the past, manpower priorities in each area have been fixed by WMC area directors, but criteria to assure standard ratings "throughout the country had not been established. Youth Saved After Fall Into Estuary A member of the Coast Guard Volunteer Port Security force and a New Zealand seaman early today rescued from the estuary at the foot of Clay Street a San Francisco youth, George Holbrook, 18, who had fallen overboard from a ferry launch." " Members of the force heard the -youth's cries for help and E. R. Craig of 429 Euclid Avenue, and the seaman. Ken Wells, dived into the water front a nearby wharf and swam 100 yards to reach Holbrook, who was being carried out by the tide. It took the men 15 minues to swim back to the wharf. P. M. Hyde, Coast Guard seaman 1c, threw out a line and pulled 811 three to a gang plank. The youth was treated at High land Hospital ior suDmersion anj then was sent home. Holbrook,-son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Holbrook ot " 2205 Felton Street. San Francisco. is employetfby the Alameda Ship . yard Ferries. clogged. Thirty were recorded without names. He estimated an , additional 60 probably phoned po-, lice, but their calls could not be . connected due to the jammed board, ' inj aeveral cases, he said, resUf dents described the plane as flying1' sflow they dropped to the-ground. ' fearing they were to be struck. . The plane carried no lights. Most of the residents said that all they could see was a shadow in the darkness with a wisp of smoke coming: from probably the exhaust. It came in low in a west to east direction, returning a short time later at the same extremely low. altitude from northeast to southwest, the fright, ened residents asserted, '

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