Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 5, 1960 · 19
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 19

Oakland, California
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- OAKLAND'S LOCALLY OWNED AND . LOCALLY CONTROLLED ' DAILY NEWSPAPER THIS SECTION EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGES, COMICS, RADIO ' AND TELEVISION ASSOCIATED MISS ... WlllfMOTO ... UNITID MESS INTtRHATI0NAl..CNICA60 9AILT NEWS rOIIICM SltVICI VOL CLXXIII OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1960 19 NO. 97 WA I? r a'im ! ii. i - - - ; A .4 ft V 1 PT 1 RESCUERS CARRY DARREU IONC FROM THE USS OUTAGAMIE COUNTY ' H was en of three workers hurt in shipyard fire and explosion Ship Fire, Blast Inquiry Launched 3 Trapped Workmen Taken To Hospital; Similar Blaze On Same Vessel Last Week RICHMOND, Oct. 5-Rich- mond firemen today launched an investigation of a fire and explosion in the hold of a Navy, ship which trapped and injured three civilian workmen. The fire and blast occurred yesterday on the USS Outagamie County, a landing ship tank (LST) undergoing repairs at the Willamette Iron and Steel Co. shipyard on Canal Blvd. Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth B. Smith said there was a similar fire on the same ship kst week. No one was hurt at that time. Today's Ex-Fremont Postal Aide, Son Fremont's former assistant postmaster and his 26-year-old son were fined a total of $1,250 today for bilking the government out of approximately $1,500 through a payroll falsification scheme. In levying the fines, Federal District Judge Oliver J. Carter noted that W. A. Thome, 53, of 3879 James Ave., Fremont, and his son, Jack D. Thorne, of Santa Clara, had already made full restitution. The father was fined $1,000 and the son $250. Judge Carter said the scheme was conceived by the elder Thorne in an effort to recoup money he said he bad spent in operating his own car in the postal service. The son merely went along with the plan, according to the judge. The father credited him with time worked at the post office while the younger Thorne was actually -working or at tending school elsewhere. They we're indicted in An gust by the federal grand Jury in San Francisco on one count of conspiracy to defraud the Government and six counts of falsifying payroll time cards between October, 1959. and Mav 13. 1960. The jrider Thorne has been jobless since he resigned his $7,030 postal job in May The younger man is working for a Peninsula electronics firm. The Thornes had pleaded Innocent earlier this month, then changed their pleas to guilty of the conspiracy coun only. The other charges wjefe subsequently aroppeo. Safeway Plans Big Expansion At Richmond RICHMOND, Oct S-A $5 million expansion ol the huge Safeway: warehouse - distribu tion centerd on Hoffman Blvd will be started soon. , The firm will build a frozen packing plant for produce. prepacking plant for fresh produce,, a 290,000-square foot bakery and a 110,000-square- foot egg plant General grocery warehouses, truck depot and cheese plant, already are in operation at the 69-acre site adjacent to Hoffman Blvd. between South 23rd and 32nd Streets. -: s-...-. ... : The dry-grocery distribution building alone has eight acres under one roof and a capacity of 560 carloads of foodstuffs. Development of the multimillion dollar center was started in 1956. ,Vl 'v-j? lr ' t Av"ii HowardCo. Quits Port Association investieation - was led by Smith and Fire Marsnai Archie Buys. The workmen, James Franks, 63, of 356 W. Bissell Ave.: Darrell Long, 45, of 119 16th St.. both Richmond, and Edward W. Horton, 50, of 16063 Betero Ave., San Lean- 4ro, are in Kaiser Founda tion Hospital in Oakland. They were treated for burns and smoke inhalation and spent a good night, the liospi tal reported. Smith said the blaze started at 1:59 p.m. when a welder's torch ignited vapors from a plastic covering on the bulk head of the hold. L. S. Fickes, pipe foreman for the shipyard, told firemen a water line had been placed in the hold but the victims said that when the fire started they were unable to find the hose. Fickes had just stepped out of the hold when the explosion tooK place. Firemen were hampered by the thick smoke, darkness and ankle-deep water in the hold. It took them several minutes to find the injured men. Then they had to struggle to raise the men up through crudely cut openings. The openings were barely large enough for one man to crawl through and the victims had to be tied onto stretchers. : The first man was removed at 2:15 p.m., the second at 2:45 p.m. and the third al 3:10. The ship had been under repairs at the yard for two months. The job was to be completed Friday. Veteran U.C. fa & LJ Li TrNwM DR. ALFRED L KROEBER Dies today in Paris "' FIREMEN ADMINISTER OXYGEN TO INJURED WORKMAN JAMES FRANKS ' It took more than an hour to find victims and lift them out with ropes City Puts Priority on Court, Police Units in Justice Hall Directors to Open Water Bond Bids FREMONT. Oct. & -V Bids for the sale of i$1.87"mM6n-i worth of bonds will be opened by the Alameda County Water District directors at 7:45 p.m. today. A revision, in construction programming for the new Hall of Justice building has been approved by the Oakland City Council. ,. Instead of proceeding with all work simultaneously, work will be concentrated on com pleting the municipal fourt and police administration units first Work on the cijty; jail will be deferred to '.: last .City Manager Wayne. E. Thomp son said the original plan would have completed the en tire $9.5 million project in mid-1962. The revision will now see the two major units-finished by Jan. 1962. The jail will be completed by the end of 1962. EARLIER MOVE Thompson 'said the new plan will permit the county to ,move its court facilities from the ctiy hall into the new building sooner than ex pected and will permit police headquarters to get settled earlier. 'The' "change in programming means city jail prisoners will have to be transported tem porarily from city hall to the new courtrooms, nut mat hardship is overweighed by the other advantages, Thomp son said." First phase of the building at Sixth and Broadway, cost' ing $2,165,000 is more than per cent complete. Installa tion of elevators, costing $428,000 is nearly completion, Phase 2, costing $3 million is more than 15 per cent com plete. Ui- - 1 " -OTHER ACTION ( In other action-last . nighl the council: ' ?a .. t ;-r v 1 Agreed to create a posi tion of part-time right-of-way and land officer to allow Kenneth Rogers to remain in city employ until his succes CITY COUNCIL ACTION The Oakland City Council last night acted on the following matters: . HALL Agreed to a revised construction program, for the Hall of Justice that will concentrate on courts : and police administration facilities and leave the jail till last ' POSITIONApproved plans to create part timeMght-of -way and land officer position. AMBULANCE Denied East Bay Ambulance Com- 1 nany's request for additional ambulance permit. TRANSIT Asked city manager to study San Francisco " Bay Area Rapid Transit District s operational plans. LAND Directed city manager to make sure city gets --' full value for surplus land up for sale by rezoning if feasible. CONDUIT Called for bids for construction of pipe 1 conduits. Hoffa Wins Round on New Monitor WASHINGTON, Oct 5-W Teamsters President James R. Hoffa today won a round in his battle to keep Terrance F. McShane, a former FBI agent from serving as chair man of the Board of Monitors over the union. Dividing 2-1, the U.S. Court of Appeals directed that McShane be "restrained "from further performance of his duties ... pending further order of this court" . V This amounted to saying that McShane may not serve while the court is considering contentions by Hoffa that McShane is biased against him. Voting for the stay were chief judge Henry W. Edger-ton and Judge Charles Fahy. Judge Wilbur K. Miller dis sented. sor, in the full-time position cam be recruited. - ; Rogers, who had held the full-time position reached the compulsory retirement age of 70 Jast week. Thompson said the salary would remain the same $780 a month. v 2 By a 4 to 3 vote denied the appeal of East Bay Ambulance Co. from Thompson's decision - to turn down the company's application for a permit to. operate an addi tional ambulance. James Quinn, Thompson's hearing officer, reported the firm had made no showing of the city's need for additional service. '.-,V 3 At Thompson's request retrieved from where it was "filed" last month a letter from the San Francisco.- Bay Area Rapid Transit District explaining proposed routes, rights of way, terminals, stations, yards and related facil ities.' , . Various department heads will study the plans and report to the council how they will affect the city.: . ; v 4 At the suggestion of Councilman . John C. Houli han directed Thompson to make sure whenever the city sells surplus land that it has been zoned to the highest and best use possible. Houlihan complained thai he knew of at least one parce: on Bancroft Ave. that was sold as residential land and later rezoned by the new owner with city approval to Commercial for a service sta tion.' ' ';.;,;,. 5-CaHed for bids Oct. 13 for construction of a pipe conduit in Keswick Court and Beaconsfield i Place. Berkeley Women To Hear Speaker BERKELEY, Oct 5-Mrs &eene Haiaeman will speak at the noon luncheon meeting tomorrow of the Episcopal unurchwomen of St. Mark' Episcopal Church, 2314 Ban croft Way. Mrs. Haldeman, vice presi dent of the Episcopal Church women of the Diocese of California, will discuss the White House Conference on Youth. Mrs.Lewis .Halloran, president, will preside. . - : Professor Terminal Firm Resigns Over Rate Reduction by Rival' Howard Terminal of Oak land has resiped from the California Association of Port Authorities in a controversy over a cargo handling rate re auction by a rival company, Encinai Terminals of Ala- meda. Industry observers said the rift could trigger a wide-open rate war among Bay Area ports. Harmon Howard, secretary- treasurer of the Howard firm, said the resignation will be effective in 90 days but de clined to discuss the cause. HOWARD RETICENT "We don't want to blow this thing open any more than it is now," Howard said. Howard Terminal was one of the charter members of the association when it was form ed 20 years ago to effect Uni formity of rates and practices at the 10 ocean-going ports and private terminals in Cali- orma. The dispute stems from an 8 per cent per ton reduction in intercoastal cargo handling charges announced last month by Donald L. Dullum, En cinai president BUSINESS LOSS As a result, the Luckenbach Steamship Company an nounced it would take advan tage of the cut by using Enci nai Terminals exclusively as its Eastbay loading point Howard through the shift stands to lose about 75,000 tons of cargo annually. It consists chiefly of canned fruits and vegetables bound for Atlantic Coast ports. Both Howard and Encinai operate their own piers and! Th ,nrcta,. y,a r-Bt ease part of the Port of Oak- ousy been w a r n e d about landDfacmUes. JIoward uses mafcing crank calls to. neigh- wjc 4 wvvv jtac nuihnrc IConcmirtnn rrMno caiH Youth Admits Albany Mayor Phone Threat KENSINGTON, Oct. 5-A mentally, disturbed 16-year-old Kensington boy has ad mitted making a threatening telephone call to Mayor Kathie Zahn of Albany shortly after she began her battle to appoint Paul Boyich to the city council, Kensington police reported today. Police said they have no plans to press charges against the youth. Mrs. Zahn said would like to know "what prompted him to do it." Mrs. Zahn reported to Al bany' police that on the morn ing of Aug. 4 she received a call at home and a male voice said, "Unless 70U fall in line and vote you will not live long enough to make the appoint ment. This was shortly after the first round in the controversy on Boyich s then proposed ap pointment to the council va cancy. Boyich was appointed to the seat last month alter a series of stormy sessions recall movement against Mrs. Zahn was launched as one result of the move. Encinai the Ninth Ave. Pier and Outer Harbor. The rate reduction affected only intercoastal freight orig inating from Encinal's Alameda piers. S.F. Parole Violator Gives Up in Kansas LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Oct 5 CTV-A man who identified himself as a parole violator from Calfornia was held by Leavenworth police today. Police Chief Bill Lee said Edward Leo Bila, 25, walked into police headquarters Tuesday and told officers he was parole violator on a burglary charge. He gave an address of 3398 - California St, San Francisco. Police telegraphed Cali- orma state penitentiary offi cials for information on Bila, who formerly lived in Leaven worth. '- 4 Teamster Locals Leave Trusteeship WASHINGTON, Oct 5-U) The release of four Team sters locals from trusteeship was announced today by union president James R Hoffa. Hoffa said the locals are the first restored to local autonomy since a board of monitors barred the release of any trusteed locals in July 1958. The four are No. 176, Day ton, Ohio; No., 431, Fresno, Calif., No. 630, Los Angeles and No. 955, Kansas City,-Mo .Hoffa said the union hopes to release more locals from trusteeship in the near future Restoration of the locals to autonomy follows election of officers under the supervision of the Honest Ballot Associ ation. . . , - Release of the four leaves 55 locals still in trusteeship. The international union has aboui 900 locals. , Flood Control Work The contract for an under ground flood control and storm drain in Union City has been awarded to Galbraith Construction Co., 995 Blossom Way, Hayward, on their bid of $18,564.-40. and he had made none for some time. Recently, though, he started making calls again and they were traced to him. Under questioning, he admitted calling the Albany mayor, according to the po lice report Dogs Got His Kiss-She Gets Divorce CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct - (DPD Mrs. Mary M. Felix, 34, Cincinnati, was granted a divorce after she told Domestic Relations Judge Carl W. Rich that when he came home from work her husband kissed their two dogs, but not her. She also said that her bus-band, Donald E. Felix, 34, now ? of St. Louis, bought three television sets and two hi-fi ' sets, but failed to pay the heating bill. The heat was shut off she said. . Felix, a salesman, did not contest the divorce. Dies in Paris Dean of American Anthropologists Stricken, on Trip BERKELEY, Oct 5 - Dr. Alfred L. Kroeber, 84, Profes sor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California and acknowledged dean of American anthro pologists, died suddenly today in Paris, France. ' Dr. Kroeber, who lived at 1325 Arch St. with his wife, Theodora, had been in Europe for several weeks and was on his way home from an anthropological symposium in Vienna. A native of Hoboken, N.J., Dr. Kroeber was summoned by U.C4 nearly 60 years ago to build up . a collection of materials on California's rapidly disappearing Indian population. DOCTORATE STUDENT At that time, he was a student working for his doctorate at Columbia University, under the direction of Franz Boas, father of American anthropology. - ; Dr. Kroeber's work In the field of California Indian lore has been recognized by fellow scholars, who have awarded him such academic decora tions as the Huxley Medal, the highest citation of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain, and the Viking Medal, the most coveted award of American anthropologists. In 1946, Dr. Kroeber retired from the U.C. faculty and also became director emeritus l the University's Lowie Museum, which he had founded. HALL NAMED Kroeber Hall at Bancroft Way and College Ave., which houses the museum and the departments of anthropology and -art, was named in his honor, one of the few times a campus building was ever named for a living person. ' During his career. Dr. Kroeber wrote most of the major anthropology texts . used today in most American universities. - --- -PROFESSORSHIPS Since his- retirement, he maintained ; his , interest in LOwie Museum, and filled visiting professorships at Harvard, Columbia and Bran-deis Universities. A past president of most .of the major national ' anthro pological : associations, . : Dr. Kroeber maintained his in terest and activities in, these organizations. Besides his wife, he Is sur- vived by a daughter, Ursula, a son Karl, and two stepsons, uuton ana Theodore. . Funeral services will' be held Saturday in Paris. C - - uD fo - i t . f .. . . '. x v - I ' : - 1 j I V 'J ' ' ' "" 11 111 .1.. - .- 1 - $ ' - , j, f,.!,,,,,, ff, - . BIG LIFT This 15-lon blocLof sandstone l held by giant crane before beino lowered into place in east breakwater at rtalf Moon Ray. The 4,420-foot project, T with 2620-foot west breakwater, will him bay into safe refuge for commercial fishing beats and ether craft. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project will be completed October, 1961. 1 . . GH ILDRE N BE NEFI T W H E N YOU G I V E-UNITED CRUSADE

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