Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 1, 1957 · 17
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- . " - --: -x -- -- - . OAKLAND'S LOCACtY OWNED AND .LOCALLY CONTROLLED DAILY NEWSPAPI nsitiuii Mm...ii(MiTi .Tiii wmii. ..iiitii Miit..:tiTciii nuf iif mini "! Monday Memo m : - Last WPpk. was nrartirnllv flnnrwH in Inm ttf tki fashion dictators sie about to slug males" everywhere by all both cuffs prooed matter further. Learned i that in Bay Area three- f ashionplates are . leading ' the L T m a tt .i 11 r t pat-R umer uiaremoni fioiei s xuurray Lrenr, ana west-bay's junptymillionaire, Louis Lurie. Lurie, however, has worn cuffed sleeves more, he wears vests with collars, which claim neither T t .1 t. - mi. - .i ,t .1 . , . j-ibih; nur jueiir van inaxe. it; L St L How to Feel Ricfi Dreamily thought about a kind of ambulatory Fort Knox, and how nice it must be to have money.. Also wondered justliow much "money he has. Pickell up phone, asked: "Mr. Lurie, you ar reputed to have pocketsful of lucre, yet nowhere in the public prints has it been announced just how much money you have. The world wants to know. Will you -'kindly dig out the old balance sheet and give with the information?". Lurie thought this over. "Well," he de- cided, no doubt feeling a $1.80." After which, chuckling with rocking good-humor, the moneybags disengaged. Renewed dreamy study of ceiling. It is a fine feeling to know, that you' have almost as mucn money as i-iuuis uuiie ... . rr-f - .0;. ? & ; Spook-of-the-Month V 'Rolfe Passer, the mental telepathist who stunned audiences at the Sir Francis Drake, St Francis and the Mark, is now. suitably enoughrthe publisher of a new whodunit, Mystery Digest The first issue of which anec dotally tells of the peasant who wandered through a . haunted wood reputedly inhabited by devils which took any mortals coming their peasant assured himself, . devils harm me, then there behind him said, "There isn't. "f. ,'. U ? : ;6 Oqden oh Oakland, Ah, it's sad to think that when a Martinez-Benicia bridge is built, the last of the auto ferries will have wad-dledon the bosom of the Bay, to hack a phrase. This for lorn thought occasioned by Cant Get There From Here" in ; which he thinks thoughts transportation. y ' And wonders why, in the ' movies,,all trains chuff into New r Vnrlr'e Cln-nA Ponrol ' Rtatirm VA V. M4(UW VUM WWKAW.M . .-..whea- you approach New T-L.. t H t-.A . I oris ixura no mauer wimt part of the nation, Why, you end up Vjn Grand Central fetation. nuewci jruu get at, t xxecK or viianuc uity or nyacK vfnsVrcLt or New Orleans, where do you ryy ' get off? Grand Central. It's ele- ' mentraL This bland denial jsylvania Amounts to monomania. . . . V Having completed -his verse, Ogden, gnashing his teeth, titled his complaint: "And That's Why I Always Take the Oakland Ferry to Beverly Hills. . . . . i '--tft - 0 V , The Fastest 5.281 ' : Came upon Councilman Fred Maggiora, a real track enthusiast, anxious to start a movement to .have U.C. track star Don Bowden proclaimed not only the first Amriian tn hrealc the 4-miniite mile (at Storlrtnn June 1. Time:t 3:58,7) but also as the holder of the world's - record for the 1-mile, 1-foot (Because Bowden, at Stock- ton, actually raced 5,281 feet.) No doubt' the Russians will now prove that Fedor Runphastski did the-1-foot in 3:33.3,-back in 1839 ... Meet the Mavor . Heard the great raising Luther King rally at the Auditorium when the master of ceremonies with a fine flourish, of vocar trumpets, cried: "And now, I take great pleasure in introducing the Mayor of Berkeley His Honor, Cliff RiBbe!!!" Dull, dead silence. "I mean," gulped the emcee, "I WISH he were the mayor of Berkeley." More dull, dead silence. "I said that because I LIVE in Berkeley," he explained later. Well, itH all wdrk out, perhaps. Although it seems unlikely that this tmcee will be asked to introduce Oakland's Mayor Cliff Rishel again. Or Berkeley's Mayor Claude Hutchison, for that matter ... . , '; :'0;v; 'S, , .0:V' v.C :J ' .. . : .v High Adventure on a Pachyderm Flattered to learn that am being thought about by H. H. The Maharra of Cooch Behar, unlikely m it. may eera. The rvilef has, via a Westbay travel center, issued should have thought of self after noting price ticket attached to High Adventure $3,635.60. And cannot help but yonder what the 60 cents buys ... ' i . ,' V Wanted-But Not Wanted Could understand the perturbation in El Cerrito when police received a teletype from Dunsmuir announcing that "We have in custody Maryellen Foley, El Cerrito. Do you have any wants?" Maryellen Foley, EL Cerrito city clerk, who's been on the sick list for 60 days? Uh-uh. Police told Dunsmuir the city clerk's purse was snatched two weeks ago, that they no doubt had the snatcheeV ('"The only wants we have against Maryellen Foley," says Capt Robert Bowers with Old ""'World gallantry, "is that we. want her back on the job, hale and hearty." ... ' ' ' ' ' THE KNAVE outmoding that natty 1952 suit of us are wearing. Came upon Roos Bros.' manager Morton Lane. Verv keen in a trrav suit andras bowled over to note this surprising garment had cuffs oh the trousers and on the ; sleeves.' Asked: "What gives?" This a le dernier-cri, explained Lane, "or, translated, Svay out yonder. It is the newest thine. Soon all suits will snort on sleeves." Immediately einro vnnno.manhiwl Wlisf'i xnis is a cnauenge.uet wim " Louis Lurie, well-known as touch approachini way. "I am a good man, the "and have done no: wrong.-If isn t any .justice. A Twee perusing Ogden Nashs "You about V i uii T iJl t. of the existence of the Penn- - i . of eyebrows at the Martini an invitation to hurry on over to a Big Game Shoot, in. His Highness' territories, and ' also in Assam. Invitation includes the ' pleasure of sitting aboard an elephant from which can be shot "the Bengal Tiger in his native jungle as well as leopard bear-wild deer bison. Maximum luxury guaranteed while experiencing the High Adventure of a . Tiger Shoot in India.. Was even moi flattered that good old H. H. the Maharra . of Cooch Behar VOL CUVII Kidnaper of Officer to ; Face Quiz Wounded Ex-Convict Reported Recovering In Martinez Hospital MARTINEZ, July 1 Madera County Sheriff Marlin Young will come, here today to ques tion wounded gunman James Franklin Goldman At the County Hospital, where the ex-convicl is "recovering , satisfactorily' from ' a bullet .wound in the abdomen. Attendants aw the hospital here said it may be several days before Goldman can be moved to Madera County to face kid napmg charges. Meanwhile he remains leg-ironed to his bed with Contra Costa deputy eriffs maintaining a 24-hour watch over his room. - It appeared, from Goldman'! attitude, that Sheriff Young may have little success at his ques tioning. The wounded man told newsmen this morning: "I ain't gonna answer any questions. don't want. to be impolite, but I m sick. When I feel like talk ing, I'll talk." ' JAuthoritiesrHn both Madera and Fresno Counties were to decide what charge will be filed against the ex-convict In addi tion to kidnaping . a Madera Cottnllftputy sheriff, he robbed a Fresno drugstore, dis armed a police officer there. stole his patrol car and -struck another car in making his get away. He later forced a Fresno woman out of her car and aban doned it in Madera. " . His crime spree, which began with the Fresno robbery Thurs day night, came to a dramatic conclusion here Saturdaxmorn- mg when the Madera County deputy he had kidnaped, Harry (Kip) Haring, 35, caused him to shoot himself in the abdomen. slugged him and tumbled him out of the commandeered patrol ear onto the highwayr-it: In addition to -the stomach wound, the. -toothless tattooed! gunman received severe scalp lacerations when other officers clubbed him into submission as he and the deputy struggled on the pavement. .: jj-' Sheriff's Captain Wins Promotion Capt Frank Madigan, 48, of the Alameda County Sheriffs Department, was promoted chief criminal investigator today,' succeeding Capt' Peter Starasinic, who retired in June. Sheriff H. P. Gleason siniul taneously announced v a , de partmental change of policy whereby all criminal investiga in the future will clear di rectly through Madigan's office.- instead of through local aptains, as has been the case The move, Gleason said,, will streamline the efficiency of the investigative branch and allow the moving, of investigators from one substation to another as they are needed. ' j i The promjanon gives Madi gan a salary increase of from $775 to $816 a mohth. A mem ber of the department for the past 24 years, Madigan lives at 4020 Harding way in Oakland. Body Found in Bay stuary Identified The coroner's office today identified a body found floating in the estuary Saturday as Wil liam J. Hoffman, 28, of Santa Rosa.'' : . ' i Identification was made through fingerprints. " . The body, found near the Oak land Naval Supply Center, had been in the water for about two days, the coroner's office said. WEDDING BANG-UP AFFAIR; USHER GRABBED BY POLICE BERKELEY,'July 1-The bride and groom began their honeymoon with a bang. It was so loud, in fact, that Clayton D. Russell, 32, of 300 Taurus Avc.Oakland, a sales man, was arrested for investigation of shooting fireworks. In his report of what hap pened near the ' Berkeley Women's City Club as the. 'wedding reception was break ing up about 8 p.m. yesterday, Officer J. D.-Downing said he was cruising' around, when he heard "explosions." He stopped at the City Club and told a crowd of some 20 wedding guests on the side walk that it was Illegal to OAKLAND, ' I. -. 't -i " ---r y j 4-'r-r) ' - ml 'f". . lirk - f'.. r v .. MJlj ' . - ' r ' ' 1 I '..' N r 1 " 1 i '' $ 'f y ' i RENEWAL ACTION -Standing on crane as demolition work starts near Franklin School in Clinton Park urban renewal area are deft to right) Mayor Clifford E. RishelL Mrs. Dalton Fender, T. Earle Hipp and William Hoffman. MAYFLOWER II GIVEN ROYAL N.Y. GREETING NEW YORK July 1un Small, but highly " honored, theCMayflower II docked in New YotTs nigbry j harbor Today 7 while other vessels made a hoopla of welcome. : The 'little ship, a nostalgic symbol of ; early American history, was like an infant as she crept among the modern ocean' giants, But' the others sounded a cacophony of greetings as the old-time sailing bark made her valiant entry. Three fireboats shot up an arching spray of water, while steamers blasted then horns, and planes circled overhead. The craft, a replica of trie ship in which the Pilgrims made their memorable Atlantic crossing nearly 350 years ago, tied"Tip at Pier 81, Hudson River, at 12:40 p.m. More than 1,000 spectators crowded the pier as the ship came Mystery of the Judy Ann Still Puzzles Law enforcement officials in two counties are still waamg through a maze of mystery to- dav. no nearer solution than ever to the death of Elwood V. Rest 38. whose body and the T wrecked . fishing boat "Judy Ann" were washed ashore at Bodega Bay last week. Still sought is Homer Gibson, 49,:, a wandering commercial. fisherman who is known To have seen Rost before he and the Judv Ann left San Francisco for Eureka June 7. One theory isj that Gibson. was with Rost on the voyage, .during which Rost was apparently stabbed to death. To be Questioned in Santa shoot firecrackers m Berkeley. Then, he drove on. , There were more bangs. Downing went back to the club, hid behind a bush and saw Russell throw "smoking objects" which made "big explosions." ' Then Downing says, he saw Russell wipe a "silvery gray powder" from his hands with the tails of- his formal coat Downing moved in to arrest Russell. The wedding guesU moved in to protect - their friend, an usher at the wedding. Downing carted Russell off to the city jail where he was booked and freed on $100 bail. , , CALIFORNIA, MONDAY CUNTON fNJICT THE CITY OF 1$ BEIN5 UKDERTAJCEK WJTH $35,000, SOUGHT . '. URBAN RJIIEV.'IAWIiH.sto i '''i1 vt ,7 ? -i i t J n' !. I Kin ! m il tmML-'M. ni nKii mlH, Cemetery Faces Damage Suit ' A 135,000 damage suit has been, Court, and Mountain View" has filed against the Mountain View Cemetery Assn. as a result of an alleged threat to disentomb body for non-payment of serv ices. The suit filed by Arty. John Charles Houlihan, declares letter from association manager J. H. Mattson contained a sordid implication that' was deleterious to the health of his client, Mrs Sarilla Lillian Whitlock, 82, of 308 19th St. NOT RESPONSIBLE The action says that Mrs; Whitlock was in no way respon sible for the costs' of entomb ment of her brother, Thomas W Royster, who died in May, 1956, although she "had contributed $1,000 to the costs. The estate is being probated by the Superior 2 Counties Rosa today V Calixto Galvez of Stockton, a friend of both Rost and Gibson,, who was arrested Saturday after, it was learned he had driven to Eureka June 4 in Gibson's truck loaded with accessories belonging to the Judy Ann. Gibson had been ne gotiating to purchase the Judy Ann before Rost was hired by its owner to repossess it. THIRD MAN QUESTIONED A third fisherman was ques tioned by Eureka police yesterday. He added confusion to the mystery by recounting a radio conversation which he said took place June 3 or 4 between the Judy- Ann and an unidentified boat During the conversation William Ostertag told police, he heard the Judy Ann report she was leaking and taking water and was planning to head back to San Francisco for repairs. Hearing - of Dstertag's testi mony, Sonoma County CorOner Vernon Silvershield said: "It is all very strange. The Judy Ann was tied up in San Francisco June 3 and 4. Besides, it is gen erally believed she didn't carry a radio" WICL LOOK INTO IT He said thatos soon as a report' of Ostertag's story to Eureka police is received in So noma County, "we'll look it over and we may decide to talk to him ourselves. . "Ostertag may know a lot more about this than ha is say ing," Silvershield said. The toroner said today ne Is convinced that Rost was stabbed n a plot to steal the Judy Ann a plot that apparently backfired. He said he can't believe tbe fisherman's death was accidental. -4. V PARK f 0AKUP FECIAL fRAKCJCLAjr v :: vet a claim on, file, according to the suit - - Shortly after Royster's death, his wife died. On June 24, 1956, the suit says, Mattson mailed a letter to Mrs. Everett S. Cryan, of 2066 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, daughter of the Roysters, demanding $396.40 payment as the purchase price for Royster's-'crypt. The complaint alleges the' letter indicated the alternatives would be disentombment of the body or reference to an attorney for collection. . ' . I A copy of this letter was sent to Mrs. Whitlock, the suit charges. , Leon A. Clark, attorney for the association, said the only reason a copy of the letter was sent to MrsJVhitlock is that jshe asked to be kept advised of -the situation. ".' WITHIN LAW He said the association was within the law in noting that disentombment is a possible alternative to non-payment In suchcase, he said, Die body is placed in a less expensive crypt or erave Clark said that none of toe $396.40 price of the crypt and entombment charges has beenl paid. All costs for Mrs. Royster's entombment were paid by her daughtet; Mrs. Cryan, he added. Clark said he can recall only one case in tne past zu years where a body has been disen tombed..-. ' Oakland Wins In Ruling on Port Rates The Federal Maritime Board today ruled that steamship lines cannot discriminate against Eastbay ports and terminals in favor of San Francisco on rates for cargo bound for the Orient from points east of Denver... Their ruling, received here to day, was in favor of the Port of Oakland, Port of Stockton, now ard and Encinal Terminals and the Parr-Richmond Terminal. It came a year after hearings were neia nere wnen we live ports and terminals complained about rate practices of the Pacific Westbound Conference, a group of steamship, companies hipping between the West Coast and the Orient The board in its ruling said it found "that the action of the conference and its member lines has prevented common carriers from serving the complainant ports at the same rates as San Francisco," a violation of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. JULY 1, 1957 E 15 Urban Renewal v. y - j i- --s!g' : . 1 P rn tart I a unirh on Wrecking of 8 Clinton Park ' Dwellings Begins, Heralding Start of New Era of Progress Wrecking crews started the Clinton Park urbajureneveal area-todav'Inwhat-Mavor Clifford E. Rishall called "the start ofXnew era of progress for Oakland? and its citizens." The houses face Franklin tween East 15th St. sndFjoothilllBlvd.r Once they are torn-down, the one-block stretchbf 10th Ave. will be closed ana me enure area wilKbe 1 i 1 1 . . m m f used to permit thezfiadly needed expansionof the school playgroujidT. - Later, the entire block bounded byXoth Ave., 11th Ave., Foothill Ani East 15th will be acquired to provide SDace for a comifejunity center, a park and playground facilities to serve all of the 78-block Clinton Park project area. A score "or city officials and civic leaders were on hand today for the start of demolition of the hoisrf-the first action in Oakland's urban renewal program. FIRST PROJECT Rishell said the work" in Clin ton Park, Oakland's first urban renewal project "will show the way for other rehabilitation and redevelopment projects in Oak- 1 1 : . . . -it lauu -projects wnicn will provide better housing for our citi zens, provide space-for new businesses and industry and make our city a better 7laee in which to live and work." He pointed out that "the mere designation of the 78-block section east of Lake Merritt as the citys first urban renewal project area already has resulted in plans if or or construction of more than $2,000,000 in, new buildings, ' including a church and several apartments." He said he is -"surethsnhe $2,000,000 public works program planned for Clinton Park will be all the encouragement needed for residents of the area to repair and rehabilitate their homes.' ' ' '-' "". "The result of all this work," he said, "will be to return Clinton Park to its former status as one of the finest most desirable neighborhoods in all of Oakland.", BRIEF CEREMONY Among those on hand for the brief ceremony today were T. Earle Hipp, vice chairman of the Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal; William Hoffman, member of the Oakland School Board; ; Mrs. Dalton Fender vice president of . the Franklin School P-TA, and other residents of the area; The Rev. Elmer Schmitt member of the Oakland Redevelopment Agency; Edward Waldie, chairman of the Oakland Planning Commission; School Superin tendent Selmer Berg and Asst. 'Junior Editors Quiz on TREES HOW CAN TREES HELP US DATE HISTORY? In recent years, scientists have discovered that tree'fir.gs provide a valuable means of dating events thsthappened long ego. 'fach year, a tree grows a new ring, of wood around Its old trunk. The thickness of the ring shows whether there was ram or drought that year. By cutting down some very old living trees in southwestern U.S., the scientists hav found tree ring patterns showing when wet and dry weather occurred for hundreds of years past. By finking such tree ring -patterns with the patterns of still older but dead trees, they have extended their knowledge that much farther. . Now,1y ' takingCalf iece of a tree used In the construction -of most any ancient building in that regiona scientist can "" figure out when the tree grew and, therefore, about when the building was built. " '.' FOR YOU TO DOi Find a Jree stump, try to count the rings from the center out, and decide how old the tree was. Send your question for'Janlor Editor, ee The Tribune, P.O. Box 609, Oakland 4, and yon may win $11. Tomorrow: What great artist painted a famous picture lying dowa? NO. 1 demolition of eight houses' ir ' School along 10th Ave. .be ..- . ... : $15,000 STAMP COLLECTION IS STOLEN IN S.F. A stamp collection of historic issues , f ronv Israel and Palestine, valued at $15,000, was-stolen over the weekend Jrom the Jewish National Fund Headquarters at 3445 Sacramento St., San Francisco. - Guy Landsberg, regional director of thfund," said the, collection was insured 'for " $6,000 but had a $15,000 value and had been given to the fund by a Portland donor. The stamps were kept in . nine binders in a storeroom. Entry was gained through a window of the office. The intruders took the keyo the storeroom from its Jiiding -place-over a picture frame. Superintendent Forrest Michell; Recreation Director Jay Ver Lee; Planning Director Corwin Mocine, Urban Renewal Director Fred H. Squires Jr.; City Land Officer Harry Cook, and Mrs. Florence Greathead, executi ve " secretary of the Oakland Renewal Foundation Inc.. 3 Fighters Put in Quentin Isolation SAN QUENTIN PRISON, July 1 Three Inmates were put in - isolation cells today after they became involved in a fist fight onMhe way to work in, prison industries this morning. : The fight was broken up by a guard who merely told them to stop, but when two began fighting later all three were iso lated and ordered to appear be fore the prison disciplinary committee tomorrow." They are 'Frank Deckard, 29, Los Angeles, serving life for rape and murder; Emillio Dc La- Rosa, 32, a Los Angeles bur-glat and Edward D. Wilson, 32, San Francisco robber. When the second fight broke out later in the clothing factory, DeLaRosa seized a pair Of scissors and hit Wilson on the head with them, inflicting cuts. A I' - . . 1 .' J V . . " . ' ' ' - ' N

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