Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on June 25, 1958 · 1
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: - If" HOME EDITION WeatHer-Map, Pag 34 BAY AREA Fair tonight and tomorrow. Slightly wirmir. High 78. Low 54-59. Lighter than normal westerly winds. (STAIUSMI MSaiMW II 1t74 ASSOCIATED MESS... WIREMITO... WIDE WORLD. ..HNITEO MESS. ..CHICHI OAILT HEWS FOREIIN SERVICE VOL CLXVIII 10H DAILY E OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1958 20 SUNDAY NO. 176 Angina Not Fatal Doctor Tells AMA Scientists Cover Broad Spectrum of Human Problems XWi Million Row Flares At Adams U.S. Blames Kremlin for Mob h a i i ApdIIIIMII A Project Set Attack on Moscow Embassy House Quiz t - m . .; mux, 144 Units to Ring Entire Block in Urban Renewal Area By JACK RYAN Tribune Staff Writer to kill you and it shouldn't even limit your activity, a sci entist told the American Medi cal Association convention today. Dr. John F. Briggs of the University of Minnesota told the huge scientific meeting of the association, however, that angina can imitate many disorders and should be unmasked by the physician. Dr. Briggs was one of dozens of scientists who addressed the convention today on a broad spectrum of problems that teem to plague man, some caused by the physician. Dr. Herbert Ratner of Oak Park. 111., warned that the sweater girl has preempted the main function of the woman that is breast feeding her infant Women don't do this any more, says Dr. Ratner. PARALYSIS CHANCES Another physician told the meeting that teen-agers who become paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have a better chance for rehabilitation than adults. This was Dr. Herbert Kent, University of Oklahoma Medical School scientist. An expert in military medicine said that "man is the most fragile of all items exposed to the nuclei weapon. Dr. O. m. Mcuoneu, a special assist ant to the surgeon general for nuclear energy, based his state ment oa ft study lit the Nevada test site last year. Dr. 'Howard F. Raskin said that X-ray can easily be replaced as a diagnostic tool for cancer. Dr. Raskin of the Uni versity of Chicago Medical School, said that cells sloughed from the wall of the organ be ing examined is a far better test for cancer. NO EFFECTIVE TEST On the subject of angina pectoris. Dr. Briggs said there are no laboratory tests that will reveal such a condition. But, he said, angina hurts and it is a definite type of distress. It can be relieved by rest or by nitroglycerin, he added, but it affects many parts Continued Page 4, Col. 4 EUZABTTH CUNNINGHAM In Serious Condition TV Executive, Wife Beaten In Mystery SEC Ex-Chief Loses Temper, Dismissed From Witness Stand A 144-unit apartment devel opment costing $1,400,000 will he.,ta41t; ,M ,,the Clinton, .Park urban renewal area east of Lake Merritt. Four three-story apartment buildings, each containing 36 units, will ring the entire block bounded by 12th and 13th Ave nues and E. 19th and E. 20th Streets, site of the old Bella Vista School. No apartment building of this size has been built in Oakland since the late 1920s, A snriallv nrominent vounfi according to officials of the Orinda executive and his wife Oakland Real Estate Board, were beaten in a mystery at- Walter A. Mattson and Les- tack on Fish Ranch Road early te O. Petersen, fcastbay build-today when a flat tire stalled e, are buying the full block their car, officers were told. from the Hellenic Community Merman r.mninoh.m a n oi uaxiand wrucn naa piannea Oakland TV account executive ? bu a ,new. Grcek rth and a director of the Orinda a -nurca mu af Association, said he was cidin6 "P011 n UPP Lincoln knocked out as he chaneed the Ave- Slle- uuDerg, janiana i . i i i, . i t;re reany man wno nanaiea uie He revived to find his wife, property purchase and fmanc Elizabeth. 34. bloody and mg negotiations lor the de beaten, he told the Contra velopment, announced the Costa County sheriffs dep- plans today. uties. LIBERAL TERMS IN SURGERY The new apartments are be- Mrs. Cunningham was in ing financed under Federal surgerv at Peralta Hospital to- Housing Administration regu- day with Sheriffs Detective lations providing more liberal Louis Skuce waiting to talk to terms specifically for urban re- her when her condition per- newal areas. An application mits. for a FHA-insured loan of She is the granddaughter of $1,260,000 has been filed by the WASHINGTON. June 25 UH Tempers flared at House hearing tooy when former Securities and tx change Chairman J. Sinclair Armstrong called it outra geous for anyone to suggest the SEC could be influenced Rep. Oren Harris (D., Ark) chairman of the House sub committee checking regulatory agencies, dismissed Armstrong from the witness table with a loud bang of the gavel Armstrong, now an assistant secretary of the Navy, declared "I've been outraged" at allegations that SEC people "could possibly be influenced by anybody. Harris said he wanted to hear the rest of Armstrong's statement but had to go to another committee meeting. Armstrong was called back to the stand an hour later, but Harris didn't show up until the end of the morning-long hearing. In the meantime, the Con gressmen got a bit more information about a White House contact with the SEC prompt ed by Sherman Adams ,in a case involving Boston industrialist Bernard Goldline. ADMITS FAVORS Adams, President Eisenhower's top aide, has acknowl edged accepting expensive fa Rebels Open New Firing In Lebanon the late Gen! David Prescott American Trust Co. on bthalf rorA.?2!,bd dent of the University of Cali- berg said. II granted, it will T ' " forma. Mrs. cunmngnam is i n ue on Mwez isr type 4 "TV VI" nnm1iAA member of the Oakland Junior approved for Oakland building. JfJ v. w cSmM tt league ana moincr oi uiree v.onsirucuan u icnouuica wj , tis v, rhiirfron Ann is- Rill. to. and ,t.rt An? i .nH u tt to Morgan, special counsel W the Martha, 7. require eight months. The Cunninghams were re-1 Oakland architect Cecil S, turmng to their home at 8 Moyer designed the apart-Overhill Road about 3:15 a.m. ments, to be called Clinton from an outing to San Fran- Park iManbr. They will contain cisco when he stopped to fix 24 efficiency apartments, 50 the tire near the crest of Fish one-bedroom units, 46 two; Ranch Road. He said he was bedroom and 24 three-bedroom hit by someone or something, apartments. Each building will FOLLOWS AUTO have elevators. Kitchen appli He had revived and started ances will be built in. his car by the time James Min- The four structures, on the ard. 33. a sailor off the Cape outer edges of the block, will Esperance based at Alameda, enclose - i i landscaped courtyard House conference with Mor. ana a companion, rvay mariin j "u umiuau pia;giu"iiu. Ccmplltd fr.m AP 4 I'M Heavy firing broke out in Beirut late today shortly after the government announced it had asked for an armed U.N. emergency force to seal off the frontier. President Camille Chamoun said he expected a big rebel push against his pro-Western government at any hour, but it was too soon to say whether this was it. Rebels attacked the American Presbyterian Hospital in Tripoli. The hospital's Ameri can staff had left The rebels sent the army guards at the hospital a note telling them to "get out or we'll blow it up." The hospi tal's staff moved to Beirut six weeks ago. HEAVIEST FIRING The heaviest firing heard in Ghandak Ghamik, on the outskirts of the Basta sec- t:n of Beirut where rebel forces under former Premier eb Salam are entrenched in side barricades. Shooting broke out in the post offict area at about the sunt time and firing erupted and bombs were exploded in President talk with SEC Gen eral Counsel Thomas G. Meek er on Feb. 18. 1956, about an SEC court action against Gold fine's East Boston Co. for not filing required financial reports. Adams said he asked no action and didn't pass any in formation to Goldfine, Subcommittee investigator Joseph T. Conlon testified he interviewed Meeker and that Meeker was "hazy" about statements made at the White of Oakland, drove past, headed toward Oakland. Minard said he became ap-prehenve, turned his car and Continued Page 2, Col. 1 NOTES ON THE NEWS Lower Left Comer So They Say THURSTON DA VIES, U. 3. representative at the Brussels World Fair, thanking the University of California marching band before its departure: "You have done a real job for us. Vou have been truly fine representatives of the United States." JAMES WATSON, an eyewitness to the flaming collision of freighter and tanker in New York Harbor: "I saw a mass of flames that looked about half a mile high and 100 yards wide. I could hear men in the water, being swept upstream, yelling for help." raiiL LAMin, uusim w-UHurBe tn ria.ir it ficial of the San Jose Barbers . "ncRC ,w rl"u 11 Alvarez 17 Bridge Scores 33 Calendar 5-17 Classified 27 Comics 18, 19 Crossword PunU .... 17 Editorial 44 Financial 42, 43 Geraldine 17 Martha Lee S-22 Riesel 24 Sports 38 Theaters 15 TV and Radio 20 Uncle Wiggily 19 Vitals 26 World of Women, S-20-S-23 Weather 34 "Honestl Ifs not a satellite! It's an old-fashioned flying . saucer!" Union, explaining why he refused to join in a union price war: "If customers want a cut-rate they can go to a barber college." JULIUS BORKON, French film producer, tryina to persuade Princess Grace (Kelly) to make a movie: "I want her'to star as a nun in a deeply religious movie, The Dialogue of the Carmelites'." DR. JOHN F. BRIGGS, AMA convention speaker, on the subject of angina pectoris: "Many individuals can carry .' on a full program of activi ties without having an anginal seizure." TODAY'S CHUCKLE "I don't often cat a meal as wonderful as this," the guest told the hostess. "We don't either," said the hostess' small son. BROOKLYN SCHOOL One of Oakland's first schools, Brooklyn Grammar School, was built on the site in 1863. It was renamed Swett School in 1874 and in 1892 a new school, Bella Vista, was built there. The land was sold to the Hellenic Community by the Board of Education after Bella Vista was razed in 1951 Norris Nash, chairman of the Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal, called the announcement "a very impor tant development in Oakland's urban renewal program." It is an example, he said, of what private enterprise is able to accomplish in a Federally- approved urban renewal proj ect area. Fred H. Squires Jr., execu tive director of urban renewal, said the private investment is another indication of confi dence in the future of tne area. If the FHA approves the mort gage insurance application it will be the first example of the typical liberal financing available for both new con struction and for rehabilitation and modernization of old homes, he said. President N. P. Alevizos, Theodore Rozales, Spiro Bara- bos and attorney Peter Ka kures represented the Greek Church in the transaction. At torney David K. Gilmore rep resented Petersen and Matt son. Sketch, Pag RUSSIA QUITS GENEVA TALKS ON A-TESTS MOSCOW, June 25-(UPI) The Soviet Union announced tonight it was withdrawing from the'Jtriyl' Geneva ;cdtr- ference on nuclear test sus pension. The Soviet Union previously had accepted the United States invitation extended by Presi dent Eisenhower to send scientists to East-West technical talks starting in Geneva next week. The sudden and surprising diplomatic move was disclosed in a note to the United States. The Geneva conference was to have included scientific experts from the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain, France, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Canada. "There are grounds for fearing that the conference of ex perts would be turned into a means for deceiving the peo ples," the Soviet note said. 1,000 Demonstrate Before Offices; 150 Police Called To Quell Shouting Crowd "MOSCOW, f fin -SSiffMA Crw&f wowtrll.OOO-Russians, angrily shaking their lists and shouting, demonstrated today at the U.S. Embassy. (The United States bitterly accused the Russian government today, of stage managing the demonstration gainst the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. (The resulting situation, the State Department said in Washington'7 "is bound to. TURKEY gan. Mr. Meeker took with him his brief case but he did not recall what documents or memoranda were taken," Con lon reported. The SEC has a rule against disclosure of confidential in formation outside the agency. HAZY ON DETAILS Meeker reported that Mor gan "may possibly" have men tioned that Goldfine was a friend of Adams, but Meeker couldn't recall, the subcommittee investigator said. He added: '(Meeker) did not remem ber that Mr. Morgan asked him to do anything with regard to the case" and while "his memory was hazy as to the exact statements made during the conference ... Mr. Morgan may have remarked about the character and integrity of Mr. Goldfine." When Armstrong returned to the witness chair, he tiffed briefly with the subcommittee, and left it up in the air as to whether he would come back for an afternoon session. Arm strong said he might be wanted by a Senate committee to tes Continued Page I, Col. S CRISIS Lebanon has charged Syria with shelling lto troops along the frontier and ia asking for U.N. aid. Ashrafiah, the Christian quar- te in the eastern part of the capital. Machine guns, mortar fire, dyamite bombs and small arms fire could be heard as the rebels and security forces ex changed fire. The fighting broke a long day of unusual calm in Beirut. TO RESIST U.N. The rebels had called a truce during the visit of U.N. Secretary General Dag Ham-marskjold, here to try to bring Deace to the troubled little Mideast nation. The shooting broke out shortly after he left by plane for New York. Even as firing broke out Rebel Leader Salam told a reporter that the rebels would resist any increase in U.N. Continued Page 2, Col. 5 international ten- TV Heart Surgery r. Star Is Doing Fine THE NEWS METER SPACEMAN'S SOLUTION Our seas are full of subs and such, Our land Is Jammed with cars. Our skies are crowded over-much, Let's take off for the stars. -JACK BURROUGHS Private Phone Rate Cut Ordered WASHINGTON. June 25 Mt The Federal Communica tions Commission today ordered American Telephone & Telegraph Co. to cut its rates for private telephone line service by about 15 per cent. The order becomes effective in 60 days. Privately leased telephone circuits are widely used by government agencies, stock brokers, banks, large indus tries, and others interested in maintaining continuous com munication between distant points. Today's order does not af feet the telephone service used by the general public. They continued to hold Tommy Hunter in the recovery room at Stanford University Hospital today, but the 8-year- old television heart surgery star complained of hunger. This exceedingly normal re quest from a growing boy caused his physicians to report that Tommy is "exceedingly well." The hunger pangs of the Oakland boy who underwent delicate heart surgery before an estimated TV audience of 1,000,000 persons Monday night may not be immediately allayed. He is to get more fruit juices today and possibly some solid food later today. A Stanford spokesman said the boy is "alert, well-oriented and happy. Tommy may be moved out of the recovery room tonight and will spend about two weeks in the hospital while his previously-damaged heart knits. Both the hospital and Station KPIX, which had sent out the first program of actual surgery to the general viewing public in Northern California, were swamped by anxious callers about Tommy's condition. KPIX said it was forced to add three telephone lines to the special two lines it had set up to give medical bulletins about the boy. The station logged more than 20,000 calls yesterday at a rate averaging from 1,000 calls an hour in the early morning to 1,700 calls an hour later in the day. These TV People, Page 21 Tanker Sunk By Freighter; Three Missing NEW YORK, June 25 UT A Swedish freighter rammed a gasoline tanker on the dark ness-shrouded East River early today, sparking a towering blast of flames which sank the tanker and seared the Manhat tan Bridge high above. Two or three men were missing and 37 injured. The sinking Empress Bay also spewed dangerous unig nited fuel into the river and caused the busy shipping artery to be closed to traffic for several hours. Although a wide area of the stream was turned into an in ferno of fire shortly after the collision, many crewmen plunged into the water, screaming for help. Droves of rescue craft rushed out to pick up the swimmers. One New York fireboat was disabled in the task. The East River, which sepa rates Manhattan from the city's boroughs of Brookly Queens on Long Island, is about half a mile wide at the point where the smash occurred in midstream at 12:25 a.m. Despite the hour, thousands of spectators were attracted to the river banks to watch the spectacular drama unfolding in the stream. For several hours after the tanker sank and the flames subsided, the menace of further explosion or fire from the waterborne fuels led authori ties to halt travel by other ships on a seven-mile stretch of the river from Hell Gate south to the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, police forbade smoking along the waterfront on both sides of the river, all except emergency personnel was ordered away and firemen stood ready with hoses on piers. Swirling flames after the collision licked up to the su perstructure of the Manhattan Bridge 130 feet above and set off some minor fires. These were extinguished quickly but they burned through some electric cables and brought to a standstill automobile traffic and subway trains using the bridge. Iwo of the missing men were crew members of the tanker. Picture, Page Savings Groups Continue 4 Pet. Bay Area savings and loan associations will continue to pay 4 per cent per annum in terest on savings accounts for the six - month period begin ning July 1. There had been some spec ulation in financial circles that the interest rate might be cut The first firm to announce the continued 4 per cent rate was the First Savings and Loan Association, $64,000,000 organ ization which has offices in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Lcandro, Walnut Creek and San, Francisco. Other firms are expected to follow suit today. increase sion. (At the same time, the United States accused the Soviet official news agency Tass of distorting the facts of last Sunday's demonstration by Hungarian refugees against the Soviet United Nations mission in New York City.) (The State Departments pokesman, Press Chief Lin coln White, told his news con ference: ("Free World public opinion will certainly appreciate the difference between spontaneous demonstrations expressing shock and revulsion at the executions of Imre Nagy and colleagues, such as those in Copenhagen, Bonn and New York, and the obviously staged Moscow 'demonstrations' or ganized in retaliation which are bound to increase interna tional tension.") CONTROL CROWDS About 150 Soviet policemen kept the crowd under control. One screaming Russian hurled a stone through an open window but there was no damage. U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson told reporters he planned no protest because 'under our system of govern ment we do not object to peace ful assembly and demonstra tions." The crowd Included some youths in red army uniforms. The Russians converged on the building almost simultaneously from three directions in what clearly was a well planned demonstration. The embassy had prepared for Russian retaliation against demonstrations by Hungarian refugees last weekend at the Soviet U.N. offices in New York Embassy windows were boarded, the first floor had been evacuated and Russian employees had been given the day off. SHOUT ORDERS Several men standing in two big trucks led the first group of demonstrators that reached the embassy, at Sadovoya Circle in downtown Moscow. They shouted occasional orders. Placards carried by the shouting demonstrators read "Down With Provocateurs" and "Yanks Go Home" in En glish and Russian. About 25 Soviet policemen held the crowd back when it first surged across the side walk toward the 10-story embassy building. The number of police was quickly increased to 150. Some demonstrators shouted for U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson to make an appear ance. He was away at the time and was understood to be hav ing lunch at home. American diplomats and their families looked out from upper story windows to observe the demonstration. The crowd whistled and shouted catcalls. Then some demonstrators whipped out pocket mirrors and flashed sunlight into the eyes of the watching Americans. As the protest wore on five peace doves were released. When they soared away a great cheer went up from the crowd. The Russians were emotional but much less rowdy than the ones who demonstrated Mon day at the West German Em bassy and last week at the Danish Embassy. The German Embassy was heavily damaged by a barrage of rocks, sticks and ink bottles. Stones smashed windows at the Danish Em bassy. The number of police sent to the U.S. Embassy was much larger than the force at the other two embassies. All three demonstrations were in retaliation for protests staged at Soviet Embassies against the recent executions of Hungarian ex-Premier Imre Nagy and three other leaders of the unsuccessful 1956 Hun garian revolt, CAMBODIA INVADED BY VIETNAMESE PNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 25 (UPI) Outgoing Premier Sim Var charged that South Vietnamese troops have "invaded" Cambodia's northeastern province of Stung-treng. There was no immediate confirmation of the report from South Viet Nam. (Unofficial reports in Paris said South Vietnamese troops crossed into Cambodia .not as an invasion force but in search of 100 political refugees. The refugees were said to have broken out of a Vietnamese in ternment camp and to have sought refuge in Cambodia.) In a nation-wide broadcast Sim Var urged his 4,500,000 countrymen to "realize the grave danger threatening the country" and rally behind the royal regime. Government officials claimed several units of the South Vietnamese army had stabbed across the northeast border of this 181,000-square-mile Indo- chinese kingdom. Theft Ring Suspect Is Jailed Here Richard A. Grover, 26, was arrested here early today for questioning in connection with a Los Angeles gang which has taken more than $50,000 in furs, jewelry and cash in Southern California robberies in the last three months. As Oakland Inspectors Gilbert Sweigle and Palmer Stin- son took Grover into custody at the home of his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Grover, 722 Al-catraz Ave., six other alleged members of the gang, including two women, were being rounded up in Los Angeles. 4 OTHER SUSPECTS On June 19 four other suspects were arrested as they as-sertedly attempted to hold up a liquor store in Culver City. They were led by a woman, police said. Grover, an unemployed taxi-cab driver, was asleep at his mother's home when Inspec tors Sweigle and Stinson arrived to take him into custody. Capt. Jack Donahoe, head of the Los Angeles Police robbery' squad, said that on May 7 the gang held up Mrs. May Cody, 60, at her Hollywood home, beat her and fled with $6,000 in furs and cash. Male members of the gang forced their way into Mrs. Cody's home after two women went to the door, said they had car trouble and asked to use the telephone. WOMEN MEMBERS On May 29 two women gang members got Mrs. Dexter Godby of Highland Park, a Los Angeles suburb, to open her door by claiming to be collect-in)! old clothes for the Navajo Indians. Mrs. Godby was robbed of $10,000 in cash and jewelry. Donahoe said the gang robbed a number of bars and markets. Captured June 19 during the holdup attempt in Culver City were Dorothy Sue De Artndt, 27; William J. Noll, 32; Ernest W, Emerson, 40, and George T. Carey, 36. Police identified Miss De Arendt as the leader of this rubbery. She was arrested as she sat behind the wheel of the getaway car, wearing orange shorts, officers said. Still sought is a jeweler, believed to have served as a fence for the gang.

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