Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on August 6, 1959 · 23
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 23

Oakland, California
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Thursday, August 6, 1959
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THIS.SECTION FINANCIAL, THEATERS, CLASSIFIZD ADS AND VITAL STATISTICS rt ASSOCUTI MtH.. WimMOT..HT!D FUSS INTttHATIONAl ,. , CHICACO PAIIV MIWS fOiriCN SIIVICI . tfoct Owbrs et Vork . It'i days like this that turn lumberjacks to "hoot owlmg,"andbeglad.of it ; . .', ' Wes Spinney, my forest ranger buddy who's top man of the big Six Rivers National Forest, is on the - line with a report on logging and fire prevention. -- We got 'em all 'hoot owling' up here," says Wes. ;"And looks like we're going to cut down fire hazaraV '. I knew Wes vhen he was bossing the -Eldorado - National Forest, and cut 'the fire rate so much they ) dubbed it "Spinney's Asbestos Forest" - ) - What he's doing on(the Six Rivers, he's getting all .the lumber companies to get' their loggers into the woods before daybreak on "hoot owl shift" so they get their work done in the cooler part of the day. As it heats up, the loggers duit work and company :men patrol the forests to check for fire hazards and keep bulldozers ready to go immediately should a :;ifire start '''W ': Remember, only you and Smokey the Bear and the Hoot Owlers can prevent forest fires. Art Appreciation . Loveliest thing he saw at the Jack London Square v Art Festival, off ers my "Way Downtown Eyes-n-Ears Man, was lovely J acqueline Carey, f ormef Hollywood 'starlet and artists' model, in a sidewalk reunion with Jack Webber, Southern Calif ornia artist whose sfatue of her as Aurora, the dawn goddess, has won high praise. Jacqueline is now Mrs. Houston Moore, housewife and mother of four in Newark . . . Is the south county taking permanent possession of the title, Home of Beautiful Women? . . . Newsweek's "Periscope" in the Aug. 10 issue peeps in on Orinda's Morris Jeppson, President of Applied Radiation Corp. which builds near accelerators, and tiaces his beginnings in this atomic age. Morris, as a second lieutenant,' was aboard to make. sure the A-bomb was in working order just before the Enola Gay droned over Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 1945 . r . I'm circularizing the sports car clubs to revoke the membership of that guy the cops chased down Castro Valley Freeway yesterday driving a yellow bucket-seated bug. In the nude. I mean, not even the , plaid cap, fellas . . . Youll guess before I type 28 words who got caught parked on the wrong side of the street the first day Brentwood's new police chief started his crackdown. The town judge. Whipped his VW across the left lane, parked in front of his house, wham, got a citation to tell it to the judge. . , Children Should Be Seen ... Who said: "Our young people have been corrupted by luxury, their manners are bad and they are contemptuous of authority. They no longer rise when their elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter in the presence of guests, wolf their food and tyrannize their teachers"? Fellow name of Socrates in the fifth century B.C. . . . Who's bringing it up now is the Friendly Southern Pacific, which loves kids but is having its friendly nerves frazzled by 'em, especially the kids who've dreamed up a new game of "chicken" which involves standing in the path of a speeding train until the very next-to-last second, he who outlasts the others being champ.. In the first five -months of 1959, Southern Pacific has had to remove s 1,033 kids from the right-ofcway,:.ThisJh addition to kids who throw rocks, fire BBs and .22s at 'em, tamper with switches, and pile ties and boulders on the rails. Death Ends Sturges Film, Stage Career NEW YORKAug. Preston Sturges, onetime top Hollywood producer, writer and director who authored a Broadway hit play, died here today of a heart attack. The Chicago-born Sturges, who would have been 61 years old on Aug. 28, died in his room at the Hotel Algonquin a favored hostelry of theatrical folk - where he had resided for several months. Sturges' play -"Strictly , Dishonorable," which later was made into a movie, was a mash hit on Broadway. Produced In 1929, the : play ran for two years." : . . With Sturges when he died was Dr. B. A. Gilbert, a neighborhood physician, and Miss Eaina Long, personal secretary of Sturges. WIFE 0 WZST COAST Sturges fourth wife,-Anne Margaret Nagle who is known as actress Sandy Mellen,, was reported to be in Hollywood, Sturges had a hard time crashing Hollywood, where he went hi 1932 as a writer for Universal International But he hit the filmland jackpot in the late 1930s after he offered to sell Paramount a script for $10 if he could direct the movie. - - ' Paramount accepted, and the result was ."The Great , Mc-Gintyt" A political satire star-. ring Brian Donlevy, the picture won Sturges an Academy Award for the best screen play . of 1940. , ... . , Sturges reached his Hollywood zenith in the late 30s and early 40s.' He scoffed i at the trend ' toward - "message" , pic-. tures, once saying: "I try only to please the public,: not the intelligentsia I've no patience with those who find solace in artistic success. - , - "After all, the theater's Idea ' is to get people inside. If you --a can't do ...thai .the effort isn't worthwhile." f SERIES OffLOPS 7 After ( series - of movie flops," Sturges formed a part ' nership with Howard Hughes. " The venture ended following dispute .wer the tfilm Vendetta," a costly failure i-i Sturges left Hollywood ; about .18 year ego and -went 40 New York andi Europe.;, A subsequent writing job at " AP Wlrahot PRESTON STURGES Film Figure Dies Paramount, where he made his first big hit, didn't last long. Sturges was born Edmund Preston Biden, son of Edmund and Mary Biden. Later adopted by his stepfather, v Solomon Sturges, in 1901, he thereafter was known as Preston Sturges. He studied i n Chicago schools, then was sent to schools in France, ; Germany, Switzerland and Italy, He became a song writer and publisher, and worked in the theater as an assistant to producer Brock Pemberton. ' v In tS30 Sturges, while "Strictly ; Dishonorable"! : was playing on Broadway, eloped with' society girl Eleanor P, Hutton. Miss Hutton sought an annulment on grounds that Sturges never was properly divorced fronr his ' first wife, EsteHe ' Mudge Sturges, - who had i obtained . a Mexican divorce and assertedly. had 'not served her husband with papers in the prescribed time limits The annulment was granted. Sturges married Louise Sargent in 1938, and they had a son, - Solomon. A divorce followed in 1947. In 1951 Sturges married Miss Nagle. They have two .sons, Preston Jr, 6, and Thomas Preston, 3. ! Pool Hall Shooting Brings Year in Jail James W.: Jackson, 40, pool hall manager of 1648 Seventh St' who -shot a pool player in the arm in a dispute over 10 cents ' game money, was sentenced : yesterday by Superior Judge James R. Agee to a year in . the county jail. Jadk-son pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly "weapon.",-"?"..'' VOL CLXXI Polio Clinics To End in Vaccine Shortage, Forces 7 Counties To Suspend Shots Polio vaccination programs in seven California counties-including Alameda will be halted in about . two weeks when present supplies of Salk vaccine are exhausted. . The State Health Depart ment in Berkeley said it will probably be some time before additional serum will ; be delivered so that the program of inoculations can be resumed. . The reason for the shortage here, according to the U.S. Surgeon General's office, is that, vaccine manufacturers are holding unallocated supplies in reserve for use in epidemic areas. State Health Director Mal colm Merrill had wired feder- eral authorities asking that additional supplies be sent immediately so that the immunization program would not be delayed. ' ' However, Dr. Philip Condit, acting chief of the State Bu reau of Communicable Diseases, said California is in no apparent danger of an epidemic. There have been only 120 cases of polio reported in the State since Jan. 1. Of these, three have died. Dr. Condit said that if an emergency should develop here, supplies of the vaccine would be made immediately available. He'added that a full supply should be available here by the first of September. New South County City nizing HAYWARD, Aug. 6- Forma tion of rural Russell City md part of Mt. Eden into a new southern Alameda County city is under, way today; following a decision by land owners last night ' ; " y- A petition and notification of intention to incorporate is to be filed today with the Board of Supervisors. The area will include 8,000 acres running from the bay shore to Hayward Airport and from San Mateo Bridge road to Hesperian Blvd. . INDUSTRIAL PARK The proposed city, though mostly farm land and residences for 3,000, also includes the 126 acres proposed for development of the Pauley-Herz-inger Industrial Park. Portions of salt pond areas along the bay shore also are included. The new city would be entirely surrounded . by Hayward. W. A. Ragan, "Mt Eden resi dent and chairman of the in corporation group, said ap proximately 30 attended a meeting last night at . which today's filing of notice was ap proved with only one dissenting vote. 90 DATS GRACE The committee will have 90 days in which to circulate incorporation petitions to qualify the proposal for an election. - Russell City's present status is-that of a blighted area. Building improvements have been halted by the , county since 1957.' ' Alameda County and Hay ward officials have conferred informally during the past year concerning the development of Russell City, and the; county planning commission, this spring asked the supervisors to appoint a permanent committee .to decide the community's fate. ,v T s .ftij - Master plans of both Hayward and the county propose that Russell City be, converted into an industrial area. City and county officials said that implementing the plans, might involve, relocating i the 300 families who live there. , . Peruvian Tug Undergoes Repairs " The skipper of a Peruvian sea-going 'tug hopes to get his disabled Vessel ; repaired and back to sea within 10 days. The Peruvian naval tug Selendon ran into engineering difficulties V off the '; Oregon coast last week while towing a floating -drydocklfromJSeat-tle to Long Beach, i j ; i' The U.S. Coast Guard towed the tug-into dry-dock at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard here; Saturday, ; : . ; Two Weeks Orga OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, DO YOU TAKE . . T. J. Leonard Bow r0eftl 77, Oak land attorney, former ttat legislator and one time slate Inheritance tax appraiser, and Mrs. Mabel Schlinaer, 61, of Oakland are shown as they were married yesterday by Municipal Judge Charles Fisher. Owner Can't Fit His lot MARTINEZ, Aug. 6 The house Fenmore Hoshour wants to build eannot be squeezed onto his wedge-shaped lot in Kensington, the Contra Costa County Adjustment Board has decided. In a 2-1 decision, the board last night denied Hoshour and his wife, Mary, permission to build a residence on the lot at Ardmore Road and The Arlington with setbacks of only three feet and three feet, four inches. The law. requires 15 and. 20-foot setbacks, the board noted in denying the Hoshours permission to build, st THIRD ATTEMPIT- - This " marks t' the third time the Hoshours have attempted to develop the lot, which- they acquired . in a tax sale five years ago. First, they wanted to build a professional building and were turned down; their second application was withdrawn b e f o r e the board could consider it . . , For a time the county tried to acquire the property lor a park, but abandoned its efforts six months ago. Still optimistic, the Hoshours said they would try again. FURTHER MATTERS In other action, the board granted permission to the following persons to establish beauty parlors as home industries: . Robert and Ruth Manks, at Margaret. Drive west of Lindell Drive near Walnut Creek; Henry and Mae Hornsby, Mc-Glothen Way east of Thomas Drive in East Richmond; Louis and Kathry Delia Rosa, on Via di Flores, south of Camino Vinedo, near Martinez. The board denied permission to Betty Silvera to establish a beauty parlor in her home at Rose Lane north of Gladys Street in Pleasant HilL Neighbors had registered protests, saying the shop would imperil the residential character of the neighborhood. r Make House HIGH KLKS-Coast Guard oSierl" V&SAV iuV athletic director I. C Steele" at the 'cpeiung'of the new pool at GbVeammerit Wand Cbaii Grant jfmm raief CapU JE. PJcheTv bass commcrfyder? Adm. Richard R Hoss chief ol Coast Guard person- ' Bel from Yashkstoxu DXL Triktn pkt . LA. Mayor Enters Demo Ticket Row LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (DPB Mayor Norris Poulson has stepped into the Democratic Party's squabble over tickets to its national convention here next year. Poulson revealed yesterday he has written oilman Edwin Pauley, treasurer of the host committee, suggesting he accept a compromise proposal that would reduce his demand for 5,000 tickets to 3,133. Poulson, in making public previous letters to Pauley, said his compromise will "provide the guarantees that no one person will control ticket distribution." He proposed a "special committee" be set up to handle distribution of tickets and said he was trying to arrange a meeting between himself, Pauley and State Democratic Committeeman Pawl Ziffren. : Ziffren and- Democratic Na tional Chairman .Paul; Butler have ..been . .Pauley's chief critics, contending he and the host ' committee should, have no more than 1,500 tickets. It has been charged that one man controlling such a large block of tickets could wield great influence in the convent tion. , Suit Filed Over Slide Insurance A Hayward man has filed suit in Superior Court here against an insurance company claiming the firm has refused to pay off on a slide insurance policy. The suit was filed yesterday by Mervin H. Schawrtz of 8229 Chicoine Ave. against the General Insurance Company of America. Schwartz alleges his home was damaged by a landslide condition between January and April last year. He said the damage totaled $23,476 and that the company has not paid any of the claim, , Ada. fk G Moore, coauaander AUGUST 6, 1959 Health Chief Has Plan to Find Space Temporary Leased Building Close to Berkeley HQ Urged BERKELEY, Aug. 6 -Dr. Malcolm Merrill, state director of Public Health, today proposed a new plan which would solve temporarily the need for additional space at the department's headquartersjiere. Dr. Merrill said he is attempting to work out an agreement whereby a private contractor would construct a 10,000 square foot building , in the neighborhood of the present headquarters at Berkeley Way and Shattuck Ave. and lease it on a temporary basis to the state. He said the new building would have to be built to Department of Health specifications but would revert to private ownership after the present controversy over the headquarters expansion is resolved. SEVERAL SITES STUDIED Dr. Merrill said several sites are under consideration for the temporary lease building but any final action would be up to the State Department of Finance. Various proposals advanced to increase the space at the State Public Health Building all have run into opposition. Building an addition to the present building has been termed too costly by the state. Moving the department to Sacramento is opposed by most of the personnel employed, as well as local groups. ANOTHER PLAN Constructing a new building on Gill tract property in Albany owned by the University of California and giving the present building; to U.C, , in. exchange for thai property is opposed by the City of Berkeley on the basis the "university has promised the city it would not expand beyond its present boundaries. Dr. Merrill said his new proposal would tide the department Over until something definite comes of the various proposals. ' New Industry Moves Into San Leandro SAN LEANDRO, Aug. i-The greatest influx of new firms since 4he industrial rush to San Leandro began in 1947 was experienced here during the past 10 weeks, William A. Kinney, chairman of the industrial expansion committee of the Chamber of Commerce, pointed out today. Kinney, said 13 new firms were established here between May 25 and July 31 with 181 new employees and a total in vestment of $636,000. An additional $185,000 in in vestments and 1 1 0 more employees will result from "four expansions to established firms scheduled during the same period. J 122t District. 23 Acorn Slum? Job To Level Small Percentage of Buildings In Redevelopment Project Worth Repairing, Official Says At least 62 per cent of the residential buildings within ' Acorn Redevelopment Project probably will be razed when slum clearance starts the end of next year. A survey has revealed that less than 13 per cent of , the total 720 structures in the area, including commer- - cial and industrial buildings, can be classed as in good .; condition. Arthur Hoff, assistant executive director, told ' - the Oakland Redevelop ment Agency yesterday that it appears at least 62 per cent of the 618 residential buildings will have to come down. It may be more. BORDERLINE STRUCTURES The figure was estimated upon the assumption that all borderline buildings, still requiring detailed interior inspections, are in good enough shape that they can be rehabilitated. The Acorn Project includes about 45 blocks flanking the Nimitz Freeway between Union and Brush Streets, one of the oldest sections of the city. The area includes some of the poorest housing still in use in OaklancL Redevelopment plans call for clearing out buildings which can't be saved and rehabilitating others in an effort to remake the area. COULD QUALIFY Hoff said conditions are bad enough that the city could qualify for Federal aid ifit wanted to clear the entire area. "But our objective is to save as many homes as possible by repairs," he said. . The high percentage of homes, apartments and rooming houses due to come down may pose a problem of rehous--ing the present residents.' Federal law says residents must be assured of safe and decent housing before redevelopment can start, Dr.. Helen Amerman, agency relocation officer, said about 1,745 families live in the area, lany of them are couples or single persons classed as families. The population is, roughly 5,200. '.'-'Sw'.vV-: u New homes will have to be located for an estimated 1,300 of the families, A survey of presently available housing is not completed, so' it is not yet known how difficult the rehousing problem will be, she reported.: i Huge Cancer Study Set for Bay Counties All ' counties In ' the - Bay Area Will participate' Tn the largest medical statistical studies ever attempted in this country to determine why some people may be more likely to get cancer than others. Some 500,000 families in 20 states will be selected for surveillance for the next six years. The program will be launched in November. Volunteers will be trained by the American Cancer Society to conduct the survey. Special questionnaires . devised during pilot studies conducted in five cities will be used by the, interviewer?. Among the factors to be investigated: are occupational hazards in relation to cancer; whether there is a tendency to cancer in some families: re- jlationships between cancer and other diseases and between ! cancer and diet ciearet smok- ing, air pollution and standard or living. -. . i , -. . : ' , . Cancer society branches in each county will select and brief workers from amorfg the , volunteer lists eachpranch maintains. Additional volunteers will be sought as needed. Each volunteer will choose 10 households, which he will trace for six years, reporting1 on '-. each family annually. A trained supervisor will be in charge of a group of seven interviewers 'to insure scientific standards. Russ Course Offered BERKELEY, Aug. 0.The Berkeley Evening School will offer three . Russian courses next month. Classes will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 pan. with be ginning conversation on Wednesday, scientific Russian for beginners on Thursday and advanced scientific Russian on Tuesday. Classes' will begin the week of Sept. 14T s NO. 37 B. W. BOOKER Named to Post Oakland Man Takes Job as Transit Aide ; B. W. Booker of Oakland, assistant state highway en- gineer until his recent retire- menVhas been appointed con- .. sultant to the Alameda-Contra" f I . u Costa Transit, District, ' Booker will aid the district '. in a stepped-up ' program' to!; promote coordination of street, freeway and i public transit : planrupgv -President Robert K. , Barber said. ' - The district also has re-. tained Arthur C. Jenkins as a ' -special engineering consultant to make independent valuation-, studies of Key System Transit Lines equipment which the , .-district may buy. ' ' Both consultants were hired. by General Manager John R Worthington and the action was confirmed by district di- : . rectors last night Barber said Booker will ad- " vise .the district on planning use of freeways by buses and ' the effects -of automobiletraf- fic on proposed transit routes. Both appointments are on a- temporary basis, with the fees- -to depend upon the amount of monthly working time. Booker, who lives at 4640 Edgewood Ave., was assistant state highway engineer for nine Bay Area counties om. 1952 until . he ; retired this spring. Jenkins is a San Francisco transit engineer and former engineer for the State Public Utilities Commission." He also served as consultant -4 to Key System for a year. '-- The board adjourned, until 8 p.m. next Tuesday when it t will receive recommendations ' on financing a transit system ; from DeLeuw, Cather and Co. . The engineers are expected to recommend a $16,500,000 bond ' " issue. Directors have tentative - ly set Nov. 3 for the election, but have not yet decided upon the amount ' i t Rites Held for ') Miss Olive ; Burroughs BERKELEY, Aug. 6-Serv-.A; ' ices for Miss Olive Burroughs, 78, reference librarian at the. Berkeley Public Library from 1907 to 1945, were held here ' . today. , ' ' -f Miss Burroughs, who lived, v . near Concord since her retire- ' ment, died ' yesterday in - a Concord hospital. She was a member of the' Unitarian Church and the Golden Gat " . Audubon Society. '. v .". , ; She leaves four sisters. Miss Henrietta Burroughs of Berkev ley, Miss Helen Burroughs ot . :',4 Concord, Mrs. Herbert Turner , of Alamo and .-Mrs. Elizabeth f Wheeler of CarmeL j ,1 -r The rites were held in Free man, Cox-Roach and LeonarA ! Mortuary in Berteley wit Concorde arrangements t vf ; Lough-Ouimet ChapeL ' ,y t V

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