Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 27, 1955 · 2
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A E OaManJ Tribun, Thursdy, Oct. 27, 1955 ONCE AROUND THE WORLD sssiiiReeeM Truck Driver Brings New Crusade Reaches One-Third Point Pledges Now $3,398,406, Report Chiefs; Richmond-Conrra Costa Leading Area Faure Risks New Abbott Clue Confidence Vote PARIS, Oct. 27 lP) Premier Edgar Faure, ; recent victor irf two crucial tests in the National Assembly today demanded a third and even riskier vdte of confidence. The esult could throw him and Foreign Minister An-toine Pifiay out of office'at the very stat of the Big Four NAVf TAKEN TO CLEANERS IN 'SPY' CASE if . . .',4. YOKQSUKA, Japan, Oct. 27 aU.S. Navy chief petty officer ahd a Chinese laundry-man weie. held, today in an investigation of the leakage of confidential waivhap movements tdj an enterprising laun-: dry; : j ;V;:: it . , i Severl other Ifavy men were u rider investigation but are not held, the N&vy said. Charlejs W. Bargw, Navy rhief Iquartermater from Charleston, W.Va.,"is being held for investigation by Navy authorities ffer alleged violations of security regulations," the. Navy announced. "The investigation has to do with suspicion' ' of passing classified information con-re rn in g tship arrivals, to two Chinese laundryroen, .who used the informatipn to gain an advantage over 'their competitors in the ship-to-shore laundry business," it added Solon Warns on Pact With Russ DES MOINES, Oct. 27 Sen. William F. Khowland of California said today the free world should make no pact with ihc Soviet -Union lintil Soviet forces are withdrawn from the satellite states ,of eastern Eu- ' rope." . -'I ;-v.v, ..; ;:.-':' '.-;;.' .. s One of the major litems to be discussed t the Big Four meeting, whict starts l4day in Geneva, Swifzerland, is a 14-power mutual defense pact that would bring together both Western nations agjid tho.se under Russian domination. 4 Speaking at the Iowa Bankers Association annual j "convention her,, Klnowland. i Republican floor leader in the Senate, said that th Soviet Union has been obligated Ibv treaty to with draw from the satellite states Yet it hasjnot done so. He saidiji that unless Russia i foices arj withdrawn before such : a pact as is proposed at Geneva is undertaken, the peo pie of the satellite countries will be condemned to-t Vprolonged slavery bdhind the communist Iron Curtain." f ' i-. Any pact, Knovyland said should be preceded by free elections in the. satellite states un der United Nations supervision Otherwi, he said; the British proposal f 1953 now being pressed agiin for a mutual de-ffnse pact fwith the' Soviet Un ion and the satellite states will cause the captive people of eastern Europe to feels they have been again betrayed. Fourth Firm To Hike Price Of Newsprint NEW YRK, Oct. 27 WA fourth ma )4r producer said today that it I; intends to raise the price of newsprint to U.S. newspapers. ' I, . :'. J v Sir Eric Etawater, president of the Bowateir Papers Corp., declared his company plans to boost the price ''at a time of our choosing," but did not specify the amount pt the increase. His statement came as Cran-V Mon Williarrts, general manager of the American .i Newspaper Publishers- Assc'ati6n, declared the rforthcorning increases in newsprint plices leave newspapers with no I choice but to raise advertising Vates and the price to subscribers. i ' Canadian International Paper Co. last night announced a hike of $4 a tori, effective Nov. 1, bringing the price to $130 a ton, delivered inJNew Yprk. The in-, crease followed a 5 a ton rise announced fast' wjeek by St. Lawrence Corp., Montreal, and a similar $5 boost Monday by Abi-tibi, TorontoLThe St. Lawrence and Abitibil increases brought their New Ylork price to $131 a tcn.v;-;,. !:.':. J.', :,:,;:-.'. Other top Canadian newsprint companies which have remained silent on their price plans include Consolidated paper Corp., Price Brothers and Co., Powell River Paper Co., Anglo-Canadian Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd., and Great Lakes paper Co. The- pattern usually has been for the industry to fofow with a general increase aftef one manufacturer has raised the price1; Russ Planes in India NEW DEHI, Oct. 27 Two 'Russhtn airliners have landed in' India's capital on an unannounced! trail blazing-flight from the Soviet Union. - foreign ministers meeting in ueneva. Backed into a corner by defeat on two procedural ques tions, Faure tshut off. further de bate until tomorrow by demanding a fvote of confidence. The vote' wj 11 be taken at the session beginning on indav. and until then the Premier, a master of political maneuvering, had an opportunity to cast rbout, for additional support. Had a decisive vote been taken FaurjSs probably would have been beaten. France OKs Diem SAIGON, f South Viet Nam Oct. 27 iPifFrance recognized Premier Ngci Dinh Diem as new chief of statej of South Viet Nam today but nfted she expects the republic to frespect its engagements with Fiance. Argentina 'Broke' BUENOS JAIRES, Oct. 27 A policy pt "austerity, work arid . sa'crif ic" with! no promise of "pie in the sky" was before the Argentine people today as the new government called for a stringent program of economic rebuilding, f Provisional President Eduardo Lonardi sai4 last night Argentina is confinted With the "most uisa.Mious seiuaiion in our eco nomic histoi-." He put the blame squarely off ousted President Juan D. Pefon, saying" the "ir responsible nd corrupt" 10-year rule of the I fallen dictator had left economic chaos. Making a detailed report over a nationwide radio hookup, Lonardi said thenation s gold and dollar reserve totaled $1.- 680,000,000 t the end of World War II. Novf, he said Argentina has an internal debt of five billion doiraf s, a foreign debt of $757,000,0001 and reserves are down to $450,000,000. Israeli 'Invaded' JERUSALEM, Oct. 27 Israeli military spokesmen claimed today that Egyptian and Syrian1 military units had penetrated Israeli territory in two different demilitarized zones and said on Syrian soldier was believed; killed. The Egyptians were reported to have crossed into the El Auja-Nizana zone near the Sinai border and entrenched themselves. Thi! position, the Israeli spokesman fsaid, is in addition to the onenear the El Sabha checkpost hf?ld by the Egyptians for some time, it is about half a mile- .instie; Israeli territory, south of BJerotayim. Another I spokesman earlier said a Syrian military unit entered the I demilitarized lone near Dan irf northeastern Galilee and clashej with an Israeli police patrol J then withdrew He said the Syrians took the body of one man back with them across the border. Sign Military Pact CAIROjOct. 27 on Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a military defense pact today. It is reported to call for a unified Command of their armies. I Bombirtg in Rome ROME, Oct. 2? iif A hand grenade hirled early today into the headquarters of the communist-dominated Italian Gen eral Confederation of Labor shattered jail windows of the building, i Red Junk Sunk TAIPEI J Oct. 27 OP The Nationalist-Chinese defense min istry said Itwo direct hits sank an armed communist junk today as it approached Kaoteng, most exposed if land in th Matsu group only; four miles from the red mainland. Adenauer Worse BONN, Oct. 27 HP The con dition of West German Chancellor- Koriirad Adenauer, suffer ing with .bronchial pneumonia, was reported more serious tecay. His temperature shot iip to 103.1 degrees last night, and close aides; warned that he faces long convalescence. here are addresses of national and state Legislators U.S. San.! William F. KmwIhI a r.S. Thamaa H. Kaebal. ttnlt Offle Balltlat. Waihlaglaa. D.C. t. lba AlUa Jr . 0ar P. Millar mm ltm Jaha F. Baldwla Jr.. taaaa urrie oaiiaiaf, waaaiagiaa, KnrryTllla. rlctmaat aad Oaklaai weil r tAkrakata An, Ika Maaiisiaal Aaailarlamt, Mlllrr raarraaata Anaaraa. Raal Oakland mmt aaatbars Alamrria Caaatys BalJIa raaraaanti i Caatra Caato aaJUIaaa caaailct.) Stata atattan aaa aaiblTa. tba Stata Caattal BalKlaf, laaraaaaata, Calif. I . Alaaa4a Caaatv Klata Sea. Arthar Braa Ft.; Aaaamblymaa Carlaa Ba, IStk Dlatrlat: Raadal V. Dicker. tm; Lathar H. Uaaaln. lath; Waltar L Da hi. lath: William Byraa Bamfari. 11th: Thaaaaa W.i CaUaaaH, lath. Caatra 1 Caata Caaatv Stat ' Sea. twr miliar r.; naaamaiTaiaa "aaia . B. Darla, ltth Diitriets S. C. Mkataraaa'iory. Blanket-Covered Object Seen in Car . Near Grave Area Continued from Page 1 ' riving there only a short time after Stephanie disappeared in Berkeley i OTHER DEVELOPMENTS I These were the highlight de velopments in a day which saw increased activity on both-the defense and prosecution sides of the case. Other developments were: : j 1-Defense Attorneys Stanley D. Whitney and Harold B. HoVe arrived in Red Bluff to begin an investigation and talk with possible defense witnesses. They called the Red Bluff truck driver's story ' fantastic" and said it was not "consistent with their investigation." 2 The prosecution, it was learned, served its first subpena on Delbert Cox,operator of the Wildwood Tavern, near Abbotts Trinity County cabin. He hp placed Abbott at- the tavern on the afternoon of April 29, but could not back up Abbott's story that he was there the preceding night. i 20 SUBPENAS SIGNED .... The prosecution, court attaches said, already has obtained 20 signed subpenns tor service on witnesses outside 31 Alameda County, but it could not be learned immediately whether any others have been served. 3 Berkeley Police Inspector Charles O'Meai a held a press conference at the request of newsmen to summarize investigation in the case. He said that "more than one" witness has been found who will ''definitely place Burton Abbott in Berke ley" on the day Stephanie dis- appeaded. i The investigation is. continue ing, O'Meara added, and will "right up to the time of triali' During the trial, he said, "in. formation will be brought out that has not been in the news papers." SEEN NEAR CABIN According to the Red Bluff truck driver, the incident he rej-ported occurred on the Beegum Road, running between Re4 Bluff and Wildwood, which is only three miles distant from Abbott's cabin. Stephanie's body was found buried near his cabin. i He said that the incident ocj- eurred at a place where the road is so narrow that the car had to pull to one side to permit him to pass with his Joad of lumber. ! As he passed, he said, he no4 ticed a "blanket-covered object lying on the. back seat. "I had a peculiar feeling that it was a body," he reportedly told inves-; tigators. On a hunch, he said, he looked: back at the license number of the car and traced it with his; finger in the dust on the dashboard of the truck. The day after Stephanie's body was found buried near Abbott's cabin near Wildwood, the truck driver reported the incident to Red Bluff police. who summoned Alameda County district attorney's investigators. NUMBER WASHED OFF By that time the truck had been washed and the license number on the ' dashboard ob literated. But the truck driver recalled the first part of it "1L." The other witness, Russell, said he got in touch with Berkeley police about two to three hours before Stephanie s body was found on July 20. Some of her personal belongings had been found in the basement of Abbott's Alameda home five days before, and Abbott's name and picture had monopolized front page newspaper space in that period. At that time, Russell said, he could state only that he had seen Abbott in the doughnut shop around April 28." Then the school department records were turned up which positively established the date as April 28 "I was all but sure it was the 28th when I saw him in the doughnut shop," Russell said. "I had been .working at Willard on the 27th and couldn't finish one typewriter. "So I went back on the 28th early to get "it fixed because they were going to have an open house that night. I was sick that day and decided to knock off work after I finished at Willard "I stopped off at Pring's to have a cup of coffee, and that's when I saw Abbott having cof fee and doughnuts." Russell also was able to recall that Abbott was dressed that day in outdoor clothing, instead of his usual slacks and sport jacket. Alex Marten, an Oakland up holsterer and interior decorator, already has told investigators that autos driven by him and Abbott narrowly avoided a collision in Berkeley about 3:30 p.m. on April 28. The prosecution reportedly has other wit nesses to back up Martens n2 3Zmrj .. 'MMf; R ! ,vr ; A,.v. I' ("f ,-2, .. jy , . i' ,miaima,a ; ' xCdf--' ' iQ 1--. ; , y fm : - JV r Ike Shaves Self For First Time Since Attack DENVER, Oct. 27 iPi Presi dent Eisenhower shaved himself for the first time today, worked for 45 minutes on his "State of the Union" message, and extended his "walking steps" around his hospital room. The President also announced that on recommendation of the Department of Agriculture he has decided against requesting the Tariff Commission to inves tigate the advisability of imposing an import quota on tung oil during the marketing year starring next Tuesday, j A White House statement said that tung oil holdings of the Commodity Credit Corp. have been ; reduced by 17,000,000 pounds and that the United States will need to import al most half of its requirements during the coming year. ROUGH DRAFT Retired Maj. Gen. Wilton B. Persons, the President's deputy assistant in charge of legislative liaison with Congress; Kevin McCann, a Presidential speech and message writer, and Sherman Adams, the President's chief deputy, spent 45 minutes with the President going over the rough draft of the legislative program he will recom mend to Congress in January. The three left for Washington shortly before 11 a.m. and Adams will attend tomorrow's session of the Cabinet there. The President conducted the conference sitting up in his bed after a morning during which he used a double-edged safety razor to shave himself for the first time since his heart attack Sept. 24. He shaved himself while seated on the edge of his bed. '. Later he walked unassisted for several steps to his easy chair, did several more steps to a straight-backed chair, before he returned to a sitting position in his bed. TO REPEAT WALK i This walking process was to be repeated several times during the day, James C. Hagerty, Presidential news secretary, told reporters. j The President quite likely won't be back at his White iouse desk on a fulltime working basis until after the time the annual message goes to the lawmakers. i- But associates said he wanted o get the ball rolling on a preliminary draft of the "document Which will go to the Congress controlled, as last session, by Democrats. I Persons and McCann will re turn to Washington to begin the actual writing of the message after getting the President's ideas. THE COUNTRY PARSON A fellow wouldn't oat in much troublo if ho was as good today as ho intends to start boing tomorrow." 'I had my blood pressure checked . . . the strict diet of only! 10 shares Groups Split on Oxnam Protest 'By BILL ROSE Tribune Church Editor Ministerial groups protesting the appearance of Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam atj an! Oakland Keiormation Day rally bunday are now divided in their opposition. ! Speaking for the committee of 11 ministers which drew up the protest against Bishop Oxnam on a doctrinal basis, j the Rev. Robert Graham of the Covenant Orthodox Church of Berkeley, savs: "Mr. Mclntyre is . coming fto San Francisco against the judgment of the ministers who drew up the protest 'The committee does not wish to lend its support to the Mc lntyre rally." Dr. Carl Mclntyre is sched uled to speak at an! anti-Oxnam rally ii. the Veterans Memorial Auditorium of San Frjancisco at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, He is pres ident of the American Council of Christian Churches and former minister of I the Presby terian Church in the U.S.A GRAHAM STATEMENT In a more complete istatement of his position andi the position of the committee of 111 ministers who drew up the protest, later signed by 39 other Bay Area ministers, the Rev. Mr. Graham says; i ' "We wish to make it plain that the committee that was re sponsible for the Written protest has no official connection with the Rev. Carl Mclntyre and the rally scheduled in $an Fran cisco, Saturday evening. "Although some of! the in dividual signers ofi the protest may support the Mclntyre rally. t was the unanimous opinion of those who drew the written pro test that wo would not support a public rally. "At least two of the signers of the protest, the Revj Edwards Elliot of the Firsjt Orthodox Presbyterian Church r of San Francisco and myself feel that we do not as churchrhen, want to associate ourselves! with an attack upon Bishop Oxnam's po litical and social views. "Not that we are i!n agreement with his views but we at this time wanted to confine our selves to the protest against his theological views. j . "Dr. Oxnam has made it very clear that he does i not believe n the supernatural Christianity of the h l s t o r l p (Christian church." I ! OXNAM BACKED Yesterday the Presbytery of the Redwoods, representing 42 Godfrey Fires Singer; 20th Cast Memberi to Go NEW YORK, Oct.l 27 Am Arthur Godfrey dropped another of his TV performers today Lu A.nn Simms, petite singing star She was the 20thi member of his cast to go. Three other members, including co-producer Larry Puck, were fired Tuesday; Unlike most of the others, Miss Simms got her! notice in a formal letter from a CBS executive. It sajd: I i "We refer to the employment agreement between j you and CBS Radio, a divisioh of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., dated Sept. 8, 1952.J We hereby terminate said agreement effective as of Dec. 2, 1955; "It is with regret that we are notifying yoti of this- decision not to renew your services." SIGNED BY DIRECTOR Dated yesterday, it Was signed by Henry Howard, CBS director of business affairs. ! The wife of Loring Buzzell, a doc is keeping me on a a day! '. Presbyterian churches of Church in in Santa Rosa the Presbvteriarl the and U.S.A., met endorsed Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam as j the speaker for the Reformation! Day rally in Oak land this Sunday. According to the Rev. Aaron Garnett Milaer. stated clerk of the presbyJeryrfhi.' group also said that, " ii holds the Christian integrity rif the Methodist Bishop G.- Bromley! Uxnam in high esteem, "1 he pres bytery further ln- dicates to Orthodox the press that the resbyterian Church, which has opposed this meeting is outside the denomination of the Presbyt erian Church, U.S.A., and is without affiliation in the Northern California - Nevada Council of Churches, the Na tional Council of Churches, rep resenting' 33, 000,000 Protestant's or the woria council oi Churches." i 1 I POSITION CLARIFIED From Dr fcarle Smith, execu tive secretary of the Bay Cities Baptist .Union has come a state ment seeking to clarify the posi- tion of the American Baptist convention in this controversy. He seeks to clarify the press and radio eports as to the de- nomination affiliation of the 50 ministers who signed the doc- trinal prote; st statement. He says, "There are several groups bea ring the name "Bap- list. Mo one has a copyright to that name "I speak the executive for 27 years of the Bay Cities Bap- tist Union representing 70 churches. Wf are a part of the American B ptist convention oldest and largest in California. which is the Baptist group "It is not the policy of the American personally Baptist minister to attack other Chris tian ministers on any issue which may call forth differences of opinion arid conviction. "We believti that there should be freedom of speech ana con- viction for all men. "The attac upon Dr. Oxnam is sincerely o be regreitea. Youth Leader Dies PITTSBURGH, Octi 27 W Howard C! McKinney. 51, frunrfpr and idirertor of Pitts burgh's Hill tity municipslity, a Negro institution to combat crime and juvenile delinquency died yesterday music publisher, she took maternity leave last March. A daughter, Cindy, was born Sept. 11. . ! After conferring with her doctor, she notified CBS she would be able to report back for duty Nov." 1 next Tuesday. She had heard nothing until the letter ciimei today. SHE CRIES "If I only k hew why," Miss Simms cried a apartment. I her New York "The r..ost wonderful thing in the world was having my baby. I don't see anything wrong wi' that. Every married I woman looks forward tjo it. I can't see that it is objectionable." Asked if she, meant By this that she thought there was some connection J between the baby and the firing, she said I just don t know the rea son. I just know! I haven't done anything wrong Nearing one-third of the larg est sum ever sought for health and welfare in the Bay Area, the United Bay Area Crusade reported $3,39tf,406 of its 691,640 goal was pledged by noon today. i This progress in raising operat ing expenses for the majority-of agencies - in the area 288 of them was announced bv F. Douglas Tellwriht of Piedmont campaign chairman, at a United Bay Area Crusade report lunch held at the Hotel Claremont. Doffing its hat to this side of the Bay,,tht United Bay Area Crusade also announced that the Richmond-West Contra Costa Crusade leads all five in the areawide organization, with the East Bay United Crusade a close second. West Contra Costa has chalked up 38.2 per cent of its objective and the East Bay Crusade area of Alameda and central Contra Costa County has reached the 33.4 per cent of its quota. San Francisco. San Mateo and Marin United Crusades follow in that order. COLLECT $619,785 Collections made in communi ties and epartments of the East Bay United Crusade total $619,785. To this is added the East Bay Crusade's share of central division Contributions to the United Bay Area Crusade $o31.167 from advance Rifts. major firms, military installations and special projocts.. Total of both figures is $1,050,952 to ward the East Bav Crusade'-; goal of $3,145,366, it was an nounced at the lunch by Wil liam Penn Mott Jr., reporting for campaign chairman Robley Flynn. Richmond-West Contra .Costa announced a total of $135,903 made up of $68,148 local con tributions and $67,755 share of United Bay Area Crusade's cen tral divisions collections. Francis Watson is campaign chairman Top communities in the East Bay United Crusade's march to ward j successful completion of the campaign are Alameda, Con cord,--Hayward and Castro Val ley, according to Mott. Alameda reported 44.9 per cent, or $17,- 382 received. Concord has 42.3 per tent, or $8,551 of what it hopes to give to crusade-sup ported agencies this year. Hay-ward, lengths ahead of its rival. San Leandro, has 34.8 per cent or $12,911 contributed. Castro Valley's 42.4 per cent, or $2,-533,' makes it a contender for third place in the Eastbay' division of United Bay Area Crusade. COMMUNITY GIFTS Contributions and per cent of goal attained in other East Bay Crusade communities is as fol lows: Albany, $648 5.1 per cent; Berkeley-Kensington, $70,838 28.9 per cent; Diablo Valley. $5,-067 13.5 per cent; Martinez, $5,08425.5 per cent; Pleasan-ton, $455 10.1 per cent; San Leandro, $8,554 15.4 per cent; San Lorenzo, $2,716 24.4 per cent, and Washington Township J 5.5 per cent. Community chairmen called on for reports were John H. Skinner, Alameda; Chief of Police Ralph Jensen, Albany; Harold G. Rylander. Berkeley- Kensington; Fire Chief M. H. Bouchard, Castro Valley; James W. Dent, Concord; Eari Cappel, Diablo Valley; Laurel Murphy, Hayward; Willard Knowles, Martinez; John Edmands, Pleas- anton; Andrew Perry Jr., San Leandro; David Rice, San Lo U.N. Fails to ! - Break Deadlock UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 27-1) The U.N. General Assembly today postponed any fur-tbjgl voting on the hotly contested security council seat for 10 days after three new ballots failed to break the two-weeks-old deadlock between Yugo slavia and the Philippines. The , postponement vas pro posed by British Delegate Sir Pierson Dixon and was voted over objections of chief U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., who said he detected a trend in favor of the Philippines. Today s initial ballot was the 10th since the voting started. The vote on the 10th ballot was 30 for the Philippines and 24 for Yugoslavia. Three delegates were absent and three ab stained. To ' be elected, a candidate must receive two-thirds of all the votes cast. The 11th ballot was unrestricted, or not limited to the Philippines and Yugoslavia. .It failed, however, to produce any significant change. The vote was: Philippines 30, Yugoslavia 25, India 1. On the 12th ballot, also un restricted, the Philippines re ceived 32 votes, Yugoslavia 24 and India 2. The Assembly voted 21-18 in favor of Dixon's proposal and the meeting was adjourned. Fifteen countries abstained. The Soviet bloc voted with the British and other Yugoslav supporters in favor of the postponement. if03 renzo, i and Gordon Dubuque, Washington Township. Largest sums of money continued to be reported by the "giant" of the department in the East Bay United Crusade, the commerce and industry department headed by Carl Merner. Throughout the East Bay Cru-I sade, this department has col- lected $407,594, or-37.3 per cent, of its goal. , This figure is made up of con- tributions in the communities listed above and in the following: Oakland central. $25,206 37.6 per cent; Oakland west, $154,919 58.1 per cent; Oak-' lnd ea.t, $34.843 29 8 per cent; Emeryville, $26,579 31.2 per cent; special groups, $105,620 39.2 per cent, and construction, $3,9915.4 per cent. ADVANCE GIFTS Ahead of commerce and indus- try in per cent of contributions being isought are the advance , gifts department, with 59,1 per cent. I or $24,172 reported; education, 4 j per cent or $72,102; and professional. $39.2 per cent or $53,336 already contributed. Chairmen of these departments are Lowry Wyatt. advance gifts; Dr. Forrest Michell, education; and Robert Dreber, professional. Rabbi William Stern's public employees" de-'- partment announced 32.8 per cent, or $41,76) on hand toward ; its. objective; J. C. Pyle's busi- ness department told of receiv- " ing - 26.5 per cent, or $20,455. -. Residential department does not launch its campaign until Nov.. 7, under Mrs. Alan Johnson. Adding a 'light' touch, to to- day's reporting were eight mem-' bers of Junior Alliance of Children's Foster Care Services, who rode a "merry-go-round" and caught "brass rings" for lead- ng groups in the campaign. In the group were "Mrs.-Jack E. Mulgrew, Mrs. James Was- son. Mrs. Donald J. Grubb, Mrs. Robert L. Sawyier, Mrs. John E. Grant, Mrs. Gary Du Bois, Mrs. Clive E. McClure and Mrs. . - Robert G. Hill. Next East Bay United Crusade .' reports will be made Tuesday atf a lunch at the Hotel Lake Mer-ritt, followed by a Friday report lunch at the Hotel Alameda ' n that city. - ' , T Wirtht HALLDOR K. LAXNESS Nobel Prize Winner Nobel Prize Is Won by Iceland Author STOCKHOLM, Oct. 27 ' The 1955 Nobel Prize for liters- " ture was won today by an Ice--landic novelist, Halldor Kiljan ' Laxness. A leftist, he is active in the' communist - sponsored interna tional peace movement, which previously awarded him a literary prize. He has called the' North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ' ization "a society of war lunatics." Laxness, 53, has been a candi-. date several years for the prize.. Apparently the Koyal Swedish . Academy this year overcame the dislike of his political leanings that at least some of its members had felt." He wi'l re ceive $36,720 at the presentation -of Nobel awards Dec. 10. Laxness writes about the. everyday life of the 150,000 per-( , sons of his home Island in the. ' North Atlantic. His "Independ- ent People" sold heavily in thel.. United States. . ...

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