Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 29, 1955 · 1
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Saturday, October 29, 1955
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:1 HOM EDITION - ISTASLISMID rilRUAlY 11. 1S74 ASSOCIATED PRESS. ..WIRE'HOTO... WIDE WORLD. ..UNITED PRESS. ..CHIC AGO DAILY NEWS FORE ION SERVICE ilia! IVOL CLXIIi E OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1955 0t DAILY 2(X SUNDAY NO. 121 Lowell Jr. High Is Closed by Quake Main Building Badly Damaged, Engineers' Survey Reveals; Some Pupils to Be Reassigned The main building of Oakland's Lowell Junior High School has been ordered closed after four consulting engineers reported it was so badly damaged in last Sunday's earthquake that it is now an "extreme hazard." . ' Immediate demolition of the three-story brick faced building in Wes't Oakland may be vote4 next week, mem bers of the Board of Education indicated during an emer " ; Judge s Stop Car Shot Up in Chase; Nab Boys Two of four youths who used car stolen from a Sari Francisco judge to lead police and sheriff's officers on aTI5-mile per-hour, gunf Ir e-punctuated chase, were captured early to day in San Mateo County. - Two other boys escaped as the four abandoned Municipal Judge Clayton W. Horn's late-model sedan near . Tanf or an - racetrack some three hours after , it was stolen from in front of $he jur isfs home. ; "-1 : 1 ji. j Three shots were fired by of f icers and three cars, including the judge's, werfc damaged be fore the youths,; 15 and 16 and both from Daly City, were caught. ' I II I Judge Horn's tear and that of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greenberg, 4100 Ocean Aye, San Francisco, were stolen early last evening as the Greenbergs visited at the Horn home, 136 Garfield St. San Mateo Sheriffs Deputies Joseph Aleoto and .William Gan-ley spotted the judge's car being driven in an erratic manner. : The officers gave chase, their speed at times reaching 95 miles an hour. Charles P Taft'l Daughter lis Suicide CINCINNATI, Oct 29 UP) Miss Lucia Chase Taft 31, daughter of Charles Taft and a niece of the late U,S. Sen. Robert A. Taft, was found dead in her home hfere todayX . Attaches in the office of Hamilton County Coroner Her bert P. Lyle said they were told Miss Taft ha.4 died 60 a self inflicted knife wound,' They said she. had been depressed and under the care of a physician in New York recently. "jivf : Miss Taft attended pie Unl versity of Cincinnati and was graduated from Yasser. - Her father formerly was president of the National Council of Churches and was an uiisiccess ful Republican ' candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1952. i Miss Taft was a granddaugh ter of former President; William nowara rait, ss 4-u WEATHER Map, Page 1 6 Fair tonight and tomorrow. Con tinuedii warm. ""I Low tonight 47 to 54. Westerly wind 7 f to 12 m. p. h.j jn late afternoon. i l.-X -i V I 1 o -i -wtTi'sr-i.VF'' "fc . h " a ' Thr'i a cintist shortage. Dr. Bavar. Wa can't b choosy who wa htr."; WHERE TO FIND IT v Churches . '. ..'i...: 9 Classified ..... . ,. ...... IS ' Crossword Puzzle . . ... 25 Gardens . : ...... ' ' Geraldine ............... f Radio !....!.. St.v..- t Society and Clubs ; .4 ... . . t Sports IS Theaters ; 4, 5 , Vttala 15 1 Weather .........Ul.... 1 Igency session last night Selmer H. Berg, supenn tendent of schools, said that there wil be no vacation for Lowell's 1,100 pupils. All are being instructed to report to tne school's gymnasium at 9 a.m Monday for reassignment. TO BE TRANSFERRED Berg, after a meeting with Henry Dyson, Lowell principal, and other school administrators, said thati the 400 ninth grade students and their teachers will be transferred to McCly ponds High School "as soon as neces sary arangements can be, made.' Lowell's more than 700 sev enth and eighth grade pupils will continue classes there in the 13 portables, seven shop buildings ! and the gymnasium, none of them damaged in the recent temblor, Berg said. The decision to close the 27 year-old '23-room school, in the block bounded by Myrtle, Market, 2th and 14th Streets came 1 late last night after the four, engineers, hired earlier last week to inspect the build ing, turned in a four-paragraph report in which they said: "It is our opinion that the building must be i considered as an extreme earthquake hazard." EMERGENCY SESSION After receiving the report yesterday afternoon, the school board called an informal, emergency session last night . The four Oakland and San Francisco engineers Arthur W. Anderson William C. Hamilton, J. A. Paquette and M. V. Preg- noff told the board last night that Lowell had long been regarded as one of 25 Oakland schools that are "poor" earthquake hazard. However, they said, new cracks and shifting, evident after Sunday's quake, made them reclassify the building as an "ex treme hazard. OTHER DAMAGE Speaking for the others, An derson said it was feared that in a major quake the building's parapets and 'brick facing would crash down, killing and injuring children; who went outside. Anderson said the building's third floor is the most dangerous as its roof is not properly braced. However he said, there were indications that the lower floors had "moved" in Sunday's quake. Pregnoff, whose engineering firm had rated Lowell as a "poor" risk during a 1953 survey of all Oakland school buildings, said last night that he had been "too lenient" He attributed the damage at Lowell to its location in a low, sandy-spiled area. "You have a lot of bad schools and are occupying them," Pregnoff said. ' So They Say VJM. MOLOTOV, Soviet foreign minister: : "It is not possible to agree .to remilitarization of Germany either at once or by' stages, since remilitarization of Germany is incompatible with ensuring all European security." DR. WaL FRENCH, urging teachers give more attention to creative pupils: "Creativity is not measured by an intelligence test and creativity is what makes the artist." II EZRA BENSON defended his record as Secretary of Agricul ture: .. "It is hot a job that any man would want at this time if he were interested only in advancing his personal comfort or 'popularity THE NEWS METER CRAMP HIS STYLE! Ail Auto Show's a treat, but we entreat: "Banish the Auto Showoff from the street; He knocks the walking public off Its feet" -JACK BURROUGHS. Holdup Auto Found; Teller Clings to Life FBI locates Stolen Car, Best Clue to Bank Robbery Gang ALBANY, Oct. 29 An aban doned stolen car today gave Al bany police their best clue to a gang of bandits believed to be five in number who criti cally wounded a bank teller dur ing a futile holdup of the Bank of America branch here yes terday. '"!''-."" Albany's first bank holdup, it was staged with elaborate pre cautions, including the cutting of all communications with po lice, but the bandits fled empty- handed. The wounded teller, Ronald S. Hawthorne, 26, of 628 South 26th St., Richmond, is m critical con dition, reportedly paralyzed from the waist down, from a bullet that entered his throat and is embedded in his back. TAKEN TO SURGERY 1 He was taken to surgery for examination this morning but determination concerning sur gery awaited X-rays. Whether the paralysis could be relieved with extraction of the bullet was undetermined. , A street-by-street search by police and FBI led to discovery of the abandoned getaway car at Menlo Place and Santa Rosa Ave. in Berkeley last night. It was found by FBI men. . It was stolen last month from Jack Frank Brusco, 3416 Cool- idge Ave., Oakland. It bore plates stolen from a car in Los Angeles months ago, with its own license plates in the trunk. Connections apparently for a two-way radio still were in the car but the radio itself was gone. . LICENSE MATCHED The license and description answered that of the '52 model Oldsmobile the bandits used in the holdup, according' to police. The car was reported stolen Sept 20 from a parkmg lot while Brusco was attending the Fairfax Theater at Fairfax Ave. and Foothill Blvd. in Oakland. When it was found it had what was described as a "sloppy" re paint job. Fingerprints were -found on the car. They are being sent to Continued Page 3, CoL 1 Car 85 Hits MPH IRVINGTON, Oct. 29 One ma,n was killed and a second seriously injured early today when their car boomeranged around a utility pole at an estimated 85 miles an hour. Killed when he was thrown 27 feet through underbrush from his demolished automobile was L..E. Griffin 24, a Ford Motor Company employee of 319 Rocket Drive. A companion, Claude Co Iyer, Here is all that is UNITED A ; . B e V ; Wiffl" 'X " ? V , ' ' f- If f i .-..i .1 I, 1. 1 -mi, ii wiiiiir iiiiiiVfWirtf-nriWi'r"affrifl;ift SANTA CRUZ DA: Splits With 'Vice Informer7 SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 29 Dist. Atty. Charles L. Moore Jr. an nounced today he's "through' with his "vice consultant" Ray mond Jehl. It was Moore's association with Jehl, former poker card-room operator, which stirred up the controversy currently swirl ing around the county and causing the grand jury to investigate Moore and Moore"" to investigate the grand jury. $1,500 RETURNED Jehl was the intermediary who arranged to return a $1,500 campaign contribution" given Moore by Sam Miano, pinball operator. The grand jury won dered why it took so long for Moore to return the money and why he chose Jehl to do it. The affair spurred by Jehl's menacing two newsmen with gun outside his home as Moore WailCU lllJiUL IIOJ iCU IU . U1C State Attorney General taking a hand. He will send a special investigator into the county here Monday. In explaining his break with Jehl, Moore declared yesterday at a press conference: CALLED TO OFFICE "I called Jehl into my office today. I told him in view of in formation concerning certain matters which I am not at liberty to disclose publicly at this time I wanted no further in formation from him. He had been supplying me with infor mation regarding vice in the. county." . Asked if his action had any thing to do with reports that Jehl was using his (Moore s) name to gain influence in the county, Moore replied: "I have received some pretty concrete rumors to that effect of late." Warm Weather Will Remain Here Continued warm and fair weather in the Bay Area is pre dicted for the weekend. The Weather Bureau forecast says tne same conaitions win prevail over most of Northern and Central California, with s"ome coastal fog in the north. High temperature for this area is expected to be near 80 degrees with a low of 48-54. Pole at 1 Killed 22, of San Jose, suffered head injuries and leg fractures. Col-yer .also was thrown from the wreckage. California Highway Patrolman Jack Knopf er said the car went out of control at high speed a mile from here on the Irvington-Mission Sar. Jose Road at 12:30 a.m., clipped a mail box, knocked over a sturdy tree and slammed roof-first into the utility pole. left of an automobile that s "7"? f s CRUSADE AIDS FAMILIES Ike's Brother May Join in Benson Talk Parley May Resolve Future Course of Agriculture Chief DENVER, Oct. 29 Presi dent Eisenhower headed into a farrn conference today with Sec retaj-y of Agriculture Benson with a possibility that the Chief Executive's youngest brother, Milton, would sit in. Benson, Dr. l Milton Eisen hower, and Postmaster General Summerfield were winging in from the East. Milton, now president of Pennsylvania State University, is one of the President's trusted advisors and a former executive in the Agriculture Department under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty told a news conference that "there is a possibility" that Milton would take part in the later afternoon meeting between the President and Benson. ! ' I POLITICAL STORM A i bitter political storm Is howling around Benson's head because of falling farm prices. And I Hagerty said that an earlier ban on bringing controversial topics into conferences with Eisenhower no longer holds.' The President, victim of a Sept 24 heart attack, has been reported by his' doctors as pro gressing steadily, Yesterday they said that new X-rays revealed no enlargement of Eisenhower's damaged heart and described this as the .most significant medical announce ment of the week. ,. Medical bulletins again this morning1 said the Chief Execu tive'? condition continued to progress satisfactorily without complications, with blood pres sure and pulse continuing nor mal and the blood clotting rate at a "satisfactory level." BENSON TO QUIT? The controversy swirling around Benson has brought speculation about whether he might step out of the cabinet The Secretary said that last night: ; j "I am going to see it through just as long as the President wants me to remain." So! the scheduled Eisenhower Benson afternoon conference at Fitesimons Army Hospital took on the aspect of a chips-are- dowh session. It affords the recuperating President an oppor tunity to say just how; he feels about the sharp criticism of Benson and to ; make it clear whether he wants him to stay on in the cabinet In the past Eisenhower has warmly defended Benson,! who comes to Denver today in the wake of published reports de nied (by the White House that some of his' fellow cabinet members! tried to oust him from his agriculture post, j The storm raging around Ben son is linked to failing farm prices a decline ; for which he contends the, Eisenhower administration is not responsible. wrapped itself around a pole near Irvington last night Piles Says Molotov Violated Agreement ATTACK FAILS ian Guns Fire On Israel .i 1 . TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 29 !IP) Egyptian artillery thundered across the Gaza demilitarized zone between Israel and Egypt during the night and Egyptian troops were repulsed in two at tempts to capture advanced Israeli positions, an army spokesr man said today. No Israeli casualties were re ported. I The Egyptian artillery barrage was directed against advanced Israeli positions at Nirim, one of the chain of small settlements along the powderkeg Gaza strip. It was Egypt's answer to the retaliatory stab of Israeli forces five miles into Egyptian territory at El Kuntilla in which the Israelis (claimed 10 Egyptians killed and 20 captured. U.N. Maps Measures j To Halt Armed Clashes UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 29 (tf) U.N. officials mapped; measures today in tended to prevent further Egypt-Israel clashes in the El Auja area. U.N. Sec. Gen. Dag Hammar skjold issued a statement saying he and Mai. Gen. E. L. M Burns, ; Canadian chief of 1 the U.N.' truce organization in Pa4 estine, conierrea here with "in terested countries." He promised a further statement tonight Burns cancelled plans to fly tonight I to Montreal to visit his home over the weekend and stayed on for further talks. He plans ' to fly back to Jerusalem next Thursday, the U-N. said. The j secretary i general de dined to name those in . on the conference but it was known that Sir Pierson Dixon of Britain and James Barco, U.N. delegation minister - counsellor, were in meetings this morning. Burns and Hammarskjold also conferred during the last two days with Israeli and Egyptian representatives here. S.F. Congressman Has Heart- Attack" Egypt WASHINGTON, Oct. 29-lPrtRobert E. Matteson, director of The wife of Rep. John F. Shelley, 50, (D., Calif.) said to day he! suffered a "mild heart attack"! Wednesday night and was taken to the Bethesda, Md., Naval Hospital. She" said his doctors report that the congressman is coming along just beautifully. ; Shelley, a resident of San Francisco, was first elected to Congress in 1949. Russia Accused of Trying To Split German Unity and Europe Security Big 4 Issues GENEVA, Oct. 29 (.4-U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles accused Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov in the foreign ministers' conference today of failing to abide by a previous Big Four plan for a new European security system. Dulles also told Molotov and Foreign Ministers Harold Macmillan of Britain and the . Soviet plan, submitted yesterday," "seems to .con template the indefinite di vision of Germany." Dulles argued that the work of the present meeting was governed by a directive prepared by the heads of the four' powers when they met here in the summit conference last July. DIRECTIVE DEVIATION Dulles said the directive spe cified that the problems of European security and German uni fication j should be closely linked. Ther western powers yesterday introduced a program for action covering both issues, he saidj while Molotov had made a proposa lonly on Euro pean security This is a "rather serious de viation"? from the summit con ference ! directive, Dulles declared. He then cited provisions of the summit directive for tak ing up such matters as inspec tion, limitation- and controls of armed forces in Europe and said the Soviet Dlan had failed to comply with the directive be caue it made no provision for solution of these problems. (At Denver, the White House announced that Harold E. Stas-sen, special assistant to Presi dent . Eisenhower, on diarma- ment, will fly to Geneva Mon day to take part in the Big Four talks on curbing the arms race STASSEN TO GENEVA (The White House announce ment noted that disarmament is the second item on the agenda for the Big Four talks. The first item, which the ministers have discussed inconclusively in their" first meetings this week, was European security and German reunification. (Stassen will leave by com mercial airliner Sunday to join Dulles at Geneva. (He wiii be accompanied by several members of the special group which Eisenhower appointed earlier this month, to make a comprehensive new study of disarmament questions. (Included in the party will be the special disarmament staff; McKay Donkin, an Atomic En ergy Commission official; and Col. Benjamin G. Willis, of the Air Force.) The American spokesman led off the debate today after Molo taV, as chairman, opened the session. An "American press offi cer, Henry Suydam, told re Continued Page 2, CoL 4 TrikBB fht by Da Mhr ' killing the driver WITH PROBLEMS agreement in his proposed Antoine Pinay of France that Truman Denies He's Pledged To Stevenson CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (W Former President Harry S. Truman said today that "if it hadn't been for me" Adlai E. Stevenson never would have been nominated for President by the 1952 Democratic convention. Truman told a news conference that he is neutral as far as the 1956 Democratic Presidential candidate is concerned, and denied that he had ever pledged his support to Stevenson. He said he would not give pre-con- vention support to any candi date. He said he has been urging Stevenson to announce his candidacy for the nomination since last summer, and again called on Stevenson to make such an announcement at . a conference today. SILENT ON BACKING But Truman steadfastly refused to say that he would back Stevenson for the nomination, despite previous statements which indicated he would. A reporter remarked that Tru man had said here only a few months ago that he was "for Stevenson." "I did'not, Truman declared. "I never told anybody I would support anybody for the nomination. I don't think it would be fair for me to be a dictator to the Democratic Party . . .- I was for Stevenson in 1952, he continued, "and if it hadn't been for me he never would have been nominated." He repeated his intention to remain neutral until the con vention. GIFT FOR LIBRARY The former President came here today for a dinner tonight at . which a Greek-American committee will .present him with $30,000 for his memorial library. He conferred with Chicago Mayor Richard J.. Daley, leader of the powerful Chicago Demo- cratic organization; Stephen A. Mitchell, former Democratic national chairman, and then with Stevenson. Adlai Reported Set To Enter Primaries NEW YORK, Oct. 29 CD The New Ybrk Times says today Adlai E. Stevenson plans to "enter several state primaries in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination." In a dispatch from St Paul, Minn,, the Times said two of these primaries would be in Minnesota and California. It added that five or more other primaries will be 'selected on a regional basis, out of the total of 19 such contests to be held. "Further plans may be divert when Mr. Stevenson makes known .formally his candidacy in Chicago on Nov. 19," the newspaper article, written by William M. Blair, continued. WIN UP TO 1,32 CASH FOR CROSSWORDS New puzzle on page 2. Puzzle will also bo in the i Sunday Tribune

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