The Modesto Bee from Modesto, California on February 16, 1962 · Page 6
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Modesto, California
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Friday, February 16, 1962
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* Friday. February 16/1962 'THE MODESTO BEE Vladimir Sokoloff, 71, HOLLYWOOD -^ \S. ' T Vladimir Sokoloff, who once ctoiyDies ter u an actor and director der Stanislavsky, stage Jiame estimated that he had portrayed 35-nationalities during o7\hV creator "of the° 7l Meth- · In's 50 year acting Career, is d" school. Sokoloff later- said he did dead .of a stroke .at 71. The Russian born perform. er, once a pupil of the famed Stanislavsky, died in his sleep in his West Hollywood home yesterday. The: veteran character actor was the last-of what Holly wood called "the. classic Europeans". Sokoloff w a s associated with the Moscow Arts Thea riot approve of this type of acting for Americans. .- Stanislavsky's- true name was ConstantineSfSergeevlch Alexeev. His method called for actors to lose themselves completely in their portrayals. from 1914 to 1937. He begin his acting apprenticeship tin- Vladimir Sokoloff AP Wirephoto Sue State Over Files Seizure . SAN .DIEGO -- # -- The state's seizure of files on al leged subversive activities ii Southern California sparked accusations and threat of , lawsuit today. Retired Major G e n e r a George W. Fisher demandec return of the files., He said they privately are owned and have been used for the state's benefit. He threat ened to sue- the state for $250, 000 if they are not returned. Major Central Roderic L Hill, the adjutant general, per sonally took the files from a San Diego armory Tuesday He contended they are state property and said they will -not be returned. The files were sealed ani taken to the state bureau o criminal Investigation a n identification in Sacramento. Afraid Of Records Fisher, president of the Sai Diego Research-Library whicl compiled the files, said that since 1926, Information on 150,000 to 200,000 Individual and organizations has-been gathered--not all of-a subver sive nature. He said Governor Edrnun G. Brown and Hill know th files do not belong to th state. · ' "They tried to do the sam thing six months ago," Flshe said. "It. would seem tha somebody is afraid the rec ords in there are detriments to him." Hill called the removal "protective move." He- addet "We had information ther had been leaks from the files 1 know of no specific instanc of compromise but it wa primarily a matter of concer that there'compro · mise. , . . -Anti Communist Group "It had be*n alleged.thes files were being used by un authorized persons for pur poses not in the best interest of the state." The San Diego Researc! Library is an independen ianti Communist organization Fisher described himself a. "an ariti. Communist fighte for at least.30 years, datihj . b a c k to the early 1930s;", He said the files were starl ed in 1928 by .-Major Genera Ralph Van Deman, a forme army intelligence officer. Van Deman died -in 1952 · Fisher said the/ informatioi - came from . official govern ment arid: congressional re ports, exCommunisls, news ' paper articles and reports from volunteer informants. Popular Song Publisher Dies NEW YORK -- Jf --.Loui .Bernstein, president of th music publishing firm of Sha piroi' Bernstein and Company Inc.,. Jdied .yesterday in hi home after a long illness. H was to.. ; : Anjotif th« songs he published WK* Swmy side ..The Street, Wagon Wheel School Day», Let MeCall.To '.sweetheart, My Melanchol Baby. The Prisoners Son] Exactly Ltte You. . Sokoloff once told a newsman that if Stanislavsky were alive, his favorites .would Include none of the. socalled practitioners of The Method. Sokoloff added: "His'favorites-^and I know bey .would be --·· would be Frederic March, Alec' Guinness, Julie Harris,- Michael Redgrave, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud and Ralph Rich ardson." : Submirgenc* Of S«lf Of Marlon Brando's adop- ion of the method, Sokoloff said: . · · .-' ''Brando, while a great ac| tor, allows his own personal:y to dominate the role. Stan- lavsky always insisted that IB. actor he role!" P f i d r to Stanislavsky's eathin 1938, Sokoloff asked m to name the greatest ac- ir of the time. "He said Walter Huston-- nd I agreed with him," Soko- iff related. After leaving the Soviet nion, Sokoloff joined Max einhardt. 'Succen on Broadway led to is movie debut In The Life MEmileZOls, He had other promlnenl parts In For Whom. The Bel oils, Juarez, Royal Scandal aron Of Arizona, Macao 'wo Smart People, Back To "Bataan and many others.. Katangans Ease Way For Accord By Dennis Neeld - ·-. ELISABETHV1LLE, Katan [a--Jf--Tht Katanga Asaem * 'ly today toned down its con litlons for accepting the. Kiona agreement and ending the province's secession. The legislators In an ob vlously conciliatory gesture omitted all reference to the Jnlted Nations and raised resh hopes that differences ietween the Leopoldvllle and Elisabethvllle authorities can 'settled by peaceful negotiations. Enhances Chances . Assembly President Charles lutaka Issued a communique embodying the terms' of a resolution passed'before the assembly broke up yesterday It greatly toned down con ditions of an earlier motion and considerably enhancec chances of agreement be tween Katanga and the' Leo jpldvilie government. The" new resolution say he Kltona agreement wi! serve as a basis for discussion to settle the Congo conflic and insists that settlemen must be reached by peacefu negotiations "as soon a possible." The resolution 1 calls on th central government of Pre mier Cyrille. Adoula to guar antee. it will take no actip against civil and military pi 'iclals who have served Ka tangtt during its 18 month of independence. It also de mands .that .officials . hostil to the Katanga authoritie should not be sent here in an; administrative capacity. Ann HarcJingls Fair After Twice Fainting In Play DETROIT -- £ T- Vetera ictress Ann Harding is unde ibspital treatment after .her collapse last night while ap Bearing in .a new play at th 5hubert Theater. Her condition this momiri is listed as fair. Miss Harding, 57, fainte in her dressing room durin the intermission of the tw act play but was revived an completed the final act. She collapsed again at th close of the play, however an was unable to answer, th curtain call. Her ailment was diagnoses by hospital physicians as gas tro-enteritis, an inflamation o the lining of the stomach an intestines. June UN Session UNITED NATIONS, NY-/?--Twenty two African an A»l»n countries proposed ye: terday that the United Na tions General Assembly re sume its current session earl next June to end Belgium' trusteeship o v e r Ruanda Urundl on July 1st. ·Continued from'Al. lldei block the road. County load Commissioner Glen H. Hock also advised motorists not to iise the Red Hills Road between Chinese Camp and i Grange Road. He said water In the dips Ice Jungle FormsOn Kansas Farm A tangled mass of Ice and debris still Is spread across, the Clyde Husted farm 10 miles northwest of-Lawrehce, Kan., although it has been- more than two weeks since the Raw River's ice choked waters spread over the area.. . Sonie 500 acres of Husted's 600 acre farm are covered with the big ice chunks, some standing as high as nine feet The Ice flood cost Husted. heavy losses in sheep arid cattle. . AP Wirephoto General Was Not Aware Of RlesUntil'52 McClltchy Newspaper* Serylc* FRESNO,-- Major General Earle M. Jones of Fresno, tate adjutant general from 951 to 1960, says he has ittle knowledge of'files'on illegedly subversive organiza- iong kept in the San Diego Mational Guard Armory. The files, some dating back o 1928, were seized early this week on the order of Major ieneral Roderio Hill, the cur- ent adjutant general, who aid they "were being used unauthorized persons." Jones said he gave permission for the San Diego unit to store the files because he was told by a security section the files were important is reference material for law nforcement agencies and the ecurity unit.- Personal Files "I never used the files, he said. "I wasn't aware of them until General (Ralph H.) Van Deman died (in 1952)." "As I .understand it they were his personal files -- accumulated over the years." An organization known as :he San Diego Research Cen- :er has claimed ownership oi the files and wants them back Major General George Fisher of San Diego, a retired national guardsman', said'the re search center has a right to the files since they are private property. General Jones says he 'newer heard of the research center" but Fisher "knows as about the situation as anyone." Leaves Coma BURBANK; Los Angele Co. -- 19 -- Barbara Diane Crosby has recovered consciousness - for -'the fu'l firs Texas Fires Back At Bob Kennedy On Mexico War Continued from A-l. would have agreed with Ken nedy but not now. Continued Neyins: "It's one of those questions that will never be settled. The general The diary of President Polk, view of historians used to be Donald added,'has been dis- that it (the war) was wrong, covered and there has been More recently, however, his- jetter research intoJntemal orians have taken the oppo- Vlexicaii -affairs. site view." Donald said the war was In his own opinion,.Nevins 'made almost Inevitable" by said, VI think the war was Heavy Snow Continues* To Fall In Mountains BankRobber Is Sentenced SAN FRANCISCO -- S Thomas N. Lindsayi 27 of Red Wood City, San Mateo County, was sentenced today to 30. years in prison for two east bay bank holdups. . United State*-District Judge Albert. C. Wollenberg before sentencing Lindsay; de filed a motion, for. a new tria by his court appointed attar ney, Lin'B.-Densmore, who contended the court erred tn admitting certain evidence. Densmore - also- cited an article in a San Francisco newspaper during the trial, quoting Keith C. Sprenson, San Mateo .County^district jt- tbmey. ~ ""' ' ' The article' quoted Sorenson as linking Lindsay with several sex attacks on girls and women in San Mateo County. . " · Blasts Irresponsible Judge Wollenberg said the article '?was the act of irresponsible people--Keith Sor- along the road is so deep in daces' It would stall a car. The state division of highways In Sonora reported highway crews have been clearing . old logs, dynamite cans and other debris washed onto the highway. - In the higher country of the county the snowfall was heavyjor the last 24 hours. Plnecrest measured 20 Inches of hew snow, Increasing its pack to 30 inches. Along Highway 108 chains are advisable at the bottom of the Twaln.Harte'grade and . required at T w a i n 'Harte, which received 2 inches · of snow. Further along the highway, Sugar Pine reported'7 Inches of new snow; Long -Barn, 13 new and 15 inch total; Cold Springs, 19 and 30; Strawberry, 19. and 24; Bumblebee, 21 arid 36; Cow Creek, 24 and 43, and Dodge Ridge, 15 to bring the pack to 120 Inches at the bottom of the .slopes and 148 at the top. enson, (who) the district attorney should have known time since she .was rushed to a hospital Sunday, her doctoi reports. Dr. Abher Moss said the condition of the wife of Lind say Crosby, crooner Sing's son, is "substantially im proved" and, returning to normal. 1 Farther .tesjs to de termine the nature of her ill ness:are planned. · ·' ·': · · Mrs, Crosby, 23, expect; her second-child in June. · ' · · · · ' · "· ; "· ·'" -1 Michigan GOPer May Ask No Recount DETROIT -- B -- Republican Robert E.Waldrori.prob- ably will not seek a recount in the .close special election race he lost to Democrat Harold M. Ryan in the 14th congressional district Tuesday. Waldrbn, a state representative, indicated this yesterday after the official canvass increased state Senator Ryan's thin margin by three, votes -- to a 747 total. More than 60,000 votes were c»st. Engineers Will Meet The Modesto. Engineers Club will meet at 7 o'clock tonight in the Hotel Co veil Map Room. American expansion and the fact that Mexicans would not negotiate long standing 'differences -- such as claims by US citizens vs Mexico, and boundary disputes. Colonel John Bakeless, who was on the general staff In World War II, and who is a writer and historian, noted that General U. S. Grant also thought the war unjustified and said so in his memoirs. As for himself, Bakeless said: "The Mexican War, whether justified or not, was more or less inevitable. America was expanding. I think myself :he cruelty of the Alamo justified almost .anything." In the siege of the Alamo (San Antonio) the Mexicans wiped out the entire garrison. At San Marino, Calif., historian Allan Nevins said he disagrees with Kennedy but says the attorney general's position is tenable. G\ Dutvln Vi'l L/U 1 Y I I I Viet Nam Is Extended SAIGON;" South Viet Nam -- t?-- Tours of duty in South Viet Nam for certain United States Army personnel serving in helicopter units have been extended to 18 months from' six, an informed source said today. - . " ' · ' Technically, the men involved had been here oh temporary 'duty 'for a period of six-months. · The extension' r e p o ' r t ' e c probably applies only to key personnel In helicopter companies, such as the pilots themselves. .'·' . Not Cover All · The' informant emphasized a lengthened term will not apply to most of the estimated 4,000 US servicemen now in South Viet Nam. ' About :three quarters- of the servicemen here are a.s- signed : .on temporary duty presumably to a void -'advertising the United States-military buildup .to the.'..thj-ee nation control 'commission, charge* with reporting violations o the 1954 Geneva 'truce agree ment. ustifieo." His p r i n c i p a l 'rounds: "The refusal of Mex- co to negotiate. The Mexicans thought they were going to defeat the United States. They had an army. that on aper was five times larger han ours. The principal reason they refused to negotiate was national pride." Nevins rioted that historian Justin H. Smith takes the view, in his two volume work, The War With Mexico, pub- ished about 30 years ago, bat Mexican provocation and ntransigence made it im- jossible to avoid hostilities. Nevins said the same view is taken by Ray Allen Billing:on in his 1949 Westward Expansion in -.which he emphasized that President Polk tried very hard for a peaceable settlement. Nevins added: "The attorney general, of course, is quite entitled, to his view, which is the. old -Massachusetts rView -- r the traditional view in Massachusetts." Generally Opposed Nevins said the war was generally opposed in Massachusetts because it was regarded as a Southern war aimed at acquiring more territory in which slavery would be practiced. ' . · " , Nevins said Abraham Lincoln also opposed the war, though it .was supported .in Illinois. Nevins 'said. Lincoln even introduced a resolutior in congress asking President Polk . to say' exactly where Mexicans infringed on US right. The resolution was defeated. ; : "The preponderance of opinion now upholds the American side," Nevins con- cludedi . · ,· . Governor Daniel, in additional comment, said. "I am glad that officials and citizens of · Mexico ! today are among the best friends that Texas and the United States have. And that most of them understand the. true causes of these past : conflicts." ' As a result of. the Mexican War, the Uriited'*'States got the disputed ' Texas land a's well as what is 'riow Arizona, New Mexico, and 7 ' a part oi Colorado. The: US also paid Mexico $15 million for these areas. ' ' · · ' ' - . t Marriage Expert Lauo!s_ Red Morality Strides :ST. LOUIS, Mo-.-- UPi-- A marriage counselor has said. the western world has fallen behind the Soviet Union. in . social ethics and moral standards. · . . . Dr. David R. Mace, Madison, NJ, head of the American · Association of Marriage Counselors, saijLJhB-iSovlet . Union is/adopting and putting into practice. the highest standards of sex morality, chastity and fidelity .."The Christian west is abandoning these standards .rapidly," Mace told the convention of the.National Coun- . cil 'of Churches' division of Christian education; s ·-. Mace said a new family code policy introduced in the . -Soviet Union In 193« is just beginning .to take effect/ The , Soviets have 'also intensified their training in ethics of ' the young, he said. " . . . - . - ' · - . Muench Dies In RomeAt : 72 : By Frank Brutto VATICAN CITY--'ff--The death of Aloisius Cardinal Muench, the third cardinal to die within. 10 days, heightened expectations today that Pope John XXIII soon will call a consistory to replen. sh the college of cardinals. Vatican sources said the xpe may raise the college's membership to a new all time high before 'Easter to bul- better--and an irresponsible press." After Lindsay was removed from the court room, Judge Wollenberg called . t o the bench Densmore and Assistant US Attorney Frederick J. Woelflen, who prosecuted Lindsay, and told them: "I don't believe this court jhould just sit by in connec- ion with the publication ol that article last Wednesday February 7th). I wish you'd advise Mr. Sorenson that the court wants him to appear efore this court next Tuesday February 20th at .10 AM." The judge gave ho indication what he will 1 say to Sorenson. . ..' He commented: "The evidence of guilt was beyond any question o f r e a s o n a b l e doubt." Chains are required- on · Highway 120 15 miles east of Groveland. San Joaquln Is High The San Joaquin River reached a height of 42.3 feet this morning at the old Las "'almas - Bridge.--The -flood - tage is 45 feet. : . ' ·; Modesto Irrigation: District ifficials reported the Den "edro Dam power plant began generating at full capaity oday. The .storage In 'the reservoir increased to 133,600 acre feet this morning. This s more than 13 times the water in the dam two weeks ago. Lindsay was convicted of morrow, the November 9th armed loldup of the Central Valley National Bank at Orinda, Con^ tra Costa County, in which he got $3,792, and the Novem Der 15th armed robbery of the First .Savings can Associ atiori in Walnut Creek, Con tra Costa County, in which he took $4,200. Cardinal Muench AP Wirephoto wark it for the heavy work of the Roman C a t h o l i c Church's Ecumenical Council opening here October llth. Cardinal Muench, 72, a W i s c o n s i n born former bishop of Fargo, ND, and the only American cardinal .in the Vatican Curia, died in Rome's Salvador Mundi Hos pital last night. , . Burial In America The cardinal's -.body ...will, lie in state in the hospital chapel until a solemn mass Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica. Pope John will attend. Then the body will be flown to Fargo for burial. Italian born Gaetano Cardinal Cicbgnani, also a member of the Vatican Curia, and Portuguese born Teodosio Clemente Cardinal de Gouveia, archbishop of Lourei Marques,, died last week. · ;The three deaths reduced the number of cardinals to 77, eight below the high established by Pope John. Vatican sources said the expected consistory iriight be called to create 10,6r 12 new princes 'of the church. Add To Numbers there also has been specu- latidn that Pope John might increase ' the college's mem- i bershlp to 100. .. . The death of Cardinal Muench reduced the-number ·of American cardinals to five:. . . - · ' · · · Richard James Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Bo«' ton; James Francis Cardinal Mclrityre, archbishop of Los Angeles; A l b e . r t Gregory Cardinal. Meyer, archbishop of Chicago; Joseph Cardinal Ritter, archbishop of St. Louis, and Francis Cardinal Spellman, archbishop, of New York.. ' Cardinal Muench had suffered from Parkinson's disease for several years. Last week ·complications set in. He appeared to rally for a .time and last Friday received an unexpected visit from the pope.; . ' Nearly 13,000 second feet were flowing .'into the reservoir today. The Stanislaus R i v e r low dropped to- less than mlf of yesterday's when fopt- illl cloudbursts caused local flooding. .The flow this morning was 2,700 acre feet. Oakdale. Irrigation District officials said Melones Dam is lalf filled, rising another seven feet yesterday. .The dis- rict is continuing to release 1,760 second feet in the Stanslaus River from the nearly full Tulloch Dam, Today's intermittent snow in the Sierra is expected to jecome steady overnight. Stanislaus County, which will lave variable cloudiness and showers through t o n i g h jrobably will have -rain to- Some areas experienced thunderstorms y e s t e r along with the rain. Thunder, lightning' and,hail were re- portei} in the'San Francisco Bay area and in some mountain communities. Plane Is Struck Lightning struck an American Airlines DC7 cargo airplane flying between Oakland and Portland, Ore., last night. It returned to the San Francisco International Airport. Lightning -also struck a Berkeley power, line and halted atom smashing activities at the University of California bevatron, cyclatron and the linear accelerator. Snow temporarily blocked Highways 40 and 50 for periods yesterday and early Soggy LA Takes A New Drenching LOS- ANGELES -- ff -- A two day, 1.55 inch rainstorm wound up spectacularly early today with a street fl'oodim traffic^clogging downpour± , just like its lethal, 8^3 inch rout e, , wa | closed by slides.- big brother that departed last Monday. . Intermittent sunshine followed, and the weatherman p r e d i c t e d only occasional Western Pacific 'Railroad Company trains we're delayed up to 12 hours by rock and showers .through tomorrow. A five -day forecast says there is a chance of showers again about Tuesday. Later today, Governor Edmund G. Brown declared Los Angeles.. County a disaster area because of floods and storm damage and "the scute threat of 'continuing rainstorms." The governor's proclamations, effective immediately, makes the county eligible for state aid in cleanup operations and for 'federal aid funds. County Supervisor Ernest Debs estimated yesterday that losses arid expenses from. the February 7th-12th .storm exceeded $4 million. There were 26 deaths connoted with it-- drownings, traffic crashes, mud inundations, a woman ·struck by a. falling tree. Idaho Tallies Dl/i PAA/I 1 /\r*. D Q r 000 LOSS ·rlU 1 IWvVI I»Wwv POCATELLO, Idaho-- Jf-Restoring safe water supplies in four villages is the major task facing flood battered southeast Idaho today. . The health a u t h o r found water ' supplies contaminated . at Soda Springs, Bancroft,- Inkom and Lava' Hot Springs. Governor Robert'E. Smylie toured flood areas yesterday and estimated the damage at more, than $15 million in a 16 county area. : . "It is' certainly Idaho's most expensive natural disaster- in modern history,", ha said. · · · . ': » : Brown Favors San Diego For New Mec .SAN DIEGO -- ff -- Governor. Edmund G.. Brown ' said today there is an urgent need for more doctors in California and a new medical 'school should be located in San Diego. ' · . . - . . In a telegram to Dr. Clark Kerr, University of -California president, and to Edwin W. Pauley, b o a r d of regents chairman, Brown said: "In my .opinion San Diego is the logical place for a new medical school. 1 ' . · ' . ' . "Every study that has been made in. California and elsewhere, in the west shows that ical School theie is an urgent need for more doctors. "California schools must treble their number of rnedi : cal graduates by 1975. to care for our growing -population."This new medical school should . concentrate on educating doctors and the University of California medical schools at Los Angeles end San Francisco could increase their attention to medical research probletris." The text of the telegram was released by the office of State Senator Hugo ' Fisher (D) of San DIeso County.

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