Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 14, 1961 · 2
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2-BDOjkUndTribrae,Sturday,Oct.)4;i961. I i I" ( ) . V 1 ' --- . ! I M ; V. " 'Aa - - , r h x4-s it5 m . -i Trftovnt phots ' . . t CROWD OF 2,200 GATHERS FOR FIRST OF LECTURE SERIES ON COMMUNISM ; Not all who atttmUd Itctur in Berkeley Community Theater approved of progarm ... 2,200 Flock to Communism Series BERKELEY, Oct 14-The first of a controversial series of i c t a r e s on communism drew 2,200 listeners and a horde of police but caused little disturbance at the Berkeley1 Community Theater last night ', ' Ieon Tichinin, a University of California farm adviser, told of his conversations with Russians during 42 days in Moscow in 1959 when he served as a Russian-speaking expert on American agric turt at the American Natioi Exhibition. He pictured the Russians as a likeable people with well developed senses of humor, who are forced to live in fear in fa brutal, totalitarian police state" that keeps rigid control over the information available to them. Tichinin was the first of six speakers in a Berkeley Evening School series entitled "Facta About Communism" that drew fire from a string of Critics at last week's meeting of Berkeley Unified School District directors. A! number of persons wore small "observer" signs last night to indicate that they were not there because of an interest in the program that would signify approval. TJie signs were passed out on the front steps to any tak- tort! by Don Mullen, 27, a draftsman, of 1368 Euclid Avenue. He said he represented an informal croup that agrees with sentiments expressed at the school board meeting by DrEphraim Kahn, and esti mated that 50 persons bad taken the signs. Mullen said, "We object to what is. essentially a right wing political rally being foisted off as a factual series by unqualified speakers at school expense." One member of the audience objected to ground rules that only written questions would be: considered from the au dience. Edward Pedersen, ? '! (cars tc Trfbvn phot LEON TICHININ He talked with Russians evemng school principal and master of ceremonies, said, This is not a forum." Later another spectator, im plying that Tichinin was being evasive, shouted several times at him, "Answer the ques tion." utner members of tne au dience yelled at the spectator to "shut up" but Tichinin finally replied to him directly Dr. Kahn, a Berkeley resi dent who practices internal medicine in El Cerrito, said after Tichinin's talk that he had brought out nothing that could not be learned from reading books and news papers. Dr. Kahn has been highly critical of the qualifications of next Friday's speaker, Dr Joost Sluis of the University of California Medical Schoo to discuss "Theory and Phi losophy of Communism." In regard to any "righ wing" philosophy on his part, Tichinin said after his pres entation that he was "a Dem ocrat and member of the American Civil Libertie Union. Mayors Back Bay Anti-Red Conference Alameda County mayors are offering solid support for the Bav Reeion School of Anti- Communism, which will be held in the Oakland Audito rium Jan. 29-Feb. 2. Oakland attorney Malcolm Champlin appeared before the mayors' conference in Berxe ley last night ana requesiea each chief executive to sign a proclamation endorsing the educational program. Nine mayors immediately signed a model proclamation The 10th, oaxiana s Mayor John C. Houlihan, must re ceive city council approval be fore he can sign the docu ment. Champlin said the school, modeled after a highly suc cessful venture m Southern California, will provide "sound, solid, middle-of-the-road and capable instruc tion." In other business, the may ors decided to "educate" the county state legislators at its December meeting in &an Leandro. The conference feels that the Legislature has been whittling away at municipal home rule. Berkeley City Mgr. John D. Phillips proposed the educa tion program. "Perhaps the cities haven't done a suffi ciently good job educating our legislators on home rule," he stated. Phillips said the conference must inform the legislators in no uncertain terms what the cities hold most dear. "If we don't, we will slowly lose our independence." Bay Area Car Crashes Kill 2, Injure 8 Two persons were killed and eight injured in four Bay Area auto accidents last night and early this morning. Tennessee" Swenson,-19,- of 1683 Topkeka Ave., San Jose, was killed when a car driven by Patrick Duggan, 18, of Mountain View, plunged on Highway 17 a half mile south of Los Gatos. Duggan, Diana Diehl, 17, of Sunnyvale, and Patricia Ivers, 18, of Los Altos, were serious ly injured. SECOND DEATH Don Lynch of Napa was killed on Highway 29 near Napa when his car overturned. - Three Oakland residents were injured two critically in a headon crash on Hoffman Blvd. near Central Ave.. Richmond, at 1:45 a.m. In critical condition with se vere head injuries at Contra Costa County Hospital in Mar tinez is a man identified as Philip Morris, 21, of 3508 Lyon Ave. A passenger in Morris' car, Mrs. Adrienne Pickham, 29, of 639 19th St., is at Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland, with serious head injuries. THIRD VICTIM Percy Johnson, 46, of 533 Chester St., driver of the sec ond car involved in the acci dent, also is at Kaiser Hospital for treatment of a frac tured leg. Richmond police praised Berry Jordan, a retired Navy corpsman of 154 soutn zutn St, Richmond, who promptly took steps to control shock and bleeding in the cases of Mor ris and Mrs. Pickham. Gilbert F. Daugherty, 21, and his wife Ruby of 2227-4 62nd Ave., were injured early today when their auto struck a telephone pole at 45th Ave. and Clement St. They were treated at Highland Hospital and released. Rouah Going NEW YORK,-4UPD-Just to show how good a punter has to be to survive in the tough National Football League. Don Chandler of the New York Giants averaged 40.5 yards in 1960 but all it got him was 11th place among league punters. WAY CLEARED FOR bridge; " TRAIN STUDY - An impartial survey to determine if rapid transit trainrcan be carried by the Golden Gate' Bridge was approved yesterday by directors of the bridge authority. - The action cleared - the way for selection by the directors of a three-man board of review, to be chosen from 10 candidates approved by the presidents of the Massachusetts Insti-tute-of Technology and the California Institute of Technology. Bridge directors refused an offer of the Bay Area Rapid .Transit District to pay half the estimated $15,-000 cost of the survey. Tax Rate Cut Due If Marin Drops Transit Bench and Bar To Celebrate 'Red Mass' The annual "Red Mass," offered on behalf of the judiciary and legal profession, will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 18, in St Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. The traditional Catholic religious event marks the opening of the autumn term of the courts of the Bay Area. Bishop Thomas E. Gill, aux iliary bishop of Seattle, will deliver the sermon. The Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Societies of the Eastbay and San Francisco. It will be offered at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and dinner at 6:45 p.m. at the Bohemian Club. Wives and guests are invited to the reception and dinner. Attorney George Thomas heads the Oakland committee making arrangements. Elimination of Marin County from the proposed Bay Area rapid transit network will re duce the tax rate necessary to support construction of the system by at least three cents per $100 of assessed valuation. That report was presented to directors of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District yesterday by Smith Barney and Co. of New York, financial consultants to the board. Smith Barney estimated that the maximum rate necessary for a four-county system would be 67 cents, compared to 70 cents for the more extensive network. LOWER ESTIMATE However, the district's other financial consultant, Stone and Youngberg's estimate for the five-county project was 67 cents. Final reports from Stone and Youngberg on Oct. 26 will clear the way for the board to present its $939 million four- county plan to boards of su pervisors before Nov. 1. Director Thomas Gray of San Francisco pointed out that the supervisors must approve tne plan before March. 20 in order for thei district's bond proposal to go on the ballot June 5. ISSUE IN BALANCE If the controversy over the use of the Golden Gate Bridge for transit facilities is re solved in favor of the district, five-county network would be presented to the electorate But time appears too short for a June 5 decision on the five-county system, according to Wallace L. Kaapcke, gen eral counsel for the district. The board received a letter of resignation from Angus M, Cohan, 61, board secretary and first employee of the dis trict .Cohan, a retired Navy A ff J i 1 captain, suiierea a nean attack last month. ' mm Russell City Plan Rapped The Alameda County Mayor Conference today stands firmly opposed to a supervisors' plan to redevelop Rus-seB City without use of federal urban renewal funds.- In radoDtinr a resolution proposed by Oakland Mayor John C.r Houlihan by 9-1 vote last night the mayors emphasized that they are not against clearance of the area whjch has become known as "the KhamA of Alameda County." But they took the position that there is no valid reason f ot the county not to accept federal funds totaling more than $1 million, which would pajt the total cost of property acquisition and relocation of residents of Russell City. The only negative vote was cast by Vice Mayor Vernon C.Blichfeldt of Hayward, , who would annex the 198-acre area under the county's present redevelopment plan. 'QtTTE A BLOW Houlihan declared that the county proposal is "quite a blow to the city of Oakland. Wo are developing areas at a considerable expense in order to increase tax returns' to Alameda County as well as to Oakland." , Be said the primary reason nre supervisors are not applying for federal assistance is Jhat they do not want to be : bound by federal provisions for relocation of resi- aems. , . Houlihan said that the cities should be vitally interested in COUNTY Ytp I : -I PROPERTY J " I UNION CITY IV NEWARK IX ALBANY ' IX PLEASANTON PIEDMONT I LtVERMORE I X PAYING THE BILL Ch.rt shows how taxpayers of Alameda County conununttttt would divide cost of redeveloping Russell City if no federal funds are obtained. the future of the inhabitants of Russell City "whether you say they are relocated, transplanted or just plain! deported." ., The Oakland mayor stressed that the county intends to in vest enough money in roads and streets in Russell City, about $633,000, to proceed on a free basis under federal regulations. The $633,000 can be credited to the county as its one-third of the total cost of the project. The county intends to con vert Russell' City into an in dustrial park. Houlihan, who has previous ly-attacked - policies - of the supervisors at a meeting of the mayors conference, em phasized that his statements jire-not intended against the county i athers personally. "This is not a matter of hostility. I just want somebody to stop and take a look at the situation," the Oakland mayor explained. Houlihan declared that un der the current redevelopment plan, Oakland taxpayers Would bear about 45 per cent of the burden. OTHER SHARES He said he had studied a breakdown of county assessed valuation and found that Berkeley would pay 11 per cent, San Leandro 10, Hay- ward 7, scaling down to Pleas-anton with one-third of one per cent Oakland's share for the Russell City operation would be the ejuivalent of about seven cents on the city, tax rate paid on a one-year basis. The supervisors announced intentions to start buying Russell City property next July and to complete the project by mid-1965. . Blichfeldt argued that fed eral funds for the project would likewise be provided oui 01 me pocKets 0: tax payers. Lost Oakland Climber Held Legally Dead -, - . i Fred Siegfried Kramer 59, Oakland ' w ho 1 e s a 1 e - liquor salesman missing" since a Washington glacier hiki-g trip, has been declared legally dead by Alameda County Su perior Court. The verdict by Judge A. Ji Woolsey came after testimony of the -disappearance ot Kramer, an avid Alpinist, on a bleak pass in the Lake Che- Ian area of Washington. ... Effect of the decision was to admit his will to probate, dis tnbuting his estate to his widow, Lotte, of 3426 Margar rita Ave., and his three chilt dren. VANISHING POINT Kramer vanished from a Si erra Club party at the 8,000-foot level on last July 19. All of the party left their knap sacks at the pass and all but Kramer picxed up nis on re turn from a scaling venture, Howard W. Wayne, family attorney, produced evidence to show that Kramer was at tired only in shorts, a T-shirt and sweater when he disap peared in the wilderness area. Kramer had suffered a heart attack on a skiing trip on Christmas and had been under medical care, testimony showed. ' Membe of the party las' saw Kramer descending from the cliffs. Maps and pictures of the remote area were introduced to show the possibil ity that bis body was hidden in deep brush and crags. SEARCH FUTILE A relentless search was con ducted for his remains with out success. In legally establishing Kramer s death, Judge Wool S3y admitt?d his will of Feb 14, 1961. Mrs. Kramer is to serve as executrix without bond under its terms. The bulk of the estate goes to the widow. One-quarter of his share of 'community property is to be shared by her and their children. They are H e n r y , of 7857 MacArthur Blvd., and two daughters, Edde, over 21, and Susan, 15 both residing at home. Ford, UAW Agree on Key Local Issues DETROIT, Oct. 14 (UPD- Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers Union reported important progress todayrin bargaining on local plant issues. The company and the union reached final agreement Wednesday night on a new national contract, but the UAW authorized locals which hadn't reached accord on plant-level disputes to con tinue their strike, asainst rora. m. j loaay, agreement was reached on local issues at the key Dearborn, Mich., engine plant which has 3,800 work ers. It was the first of four Ford engine plants to settle. Nelson Samp, a top UAW bargainer, said "definite yi ugi ess-nas Deen -maae in negotiations covering the stamping plant and foundries at the giant Rouge complex in uearDorn. Settlement of local issues al the Dr-rborn engine pjant left 20 v the 85 Ford bargaining units with issues yet to be resoivea. tailoring Fat its BEST BARNES WRIGHT TAILOR I SMRTMAKFJ 2034 BROADWAY HOODLUMS NX '! JOHN.MORELAND A love of literature Book Editor John Moreland Succumbs to Secret Plan To Curb S.F. Vandalism Officials of agencies con cerned in the outburst of juvenile bus violence in San Francisco held a meeting yesterday to plot strategy be hind closed doors so their plans would not be divulged to the young hoodlums. Another such council of war is scheduled for Monday when district attorney's deputies will tell the Municipal Railway representatives how to proceed in arrests and, convictions. Yesterday's secret session brought together at the new Hall of Justice representa tives from the police, schools, Mum and Carmen's Union. Reports were they were told about a specially designed system of signals by which Muni men can let police know when they are in trouble. A few hours later an empty beer can was tossed into a No. 42 Hunters Point bus and hit a Robert Peterson, 16, of 64 Navy Road on the forehead. Police arrested Gerald (Bobo) Benjamin, 16. of 70 Navy Road. His was the latest of 12 ar rests since the police crackdown was announced Wednesday. President Takes Final Trip to Cape HYANNIS PORT, Mass., Oct.- 14 (UPD-President Kennedy took perhaps a final 1961 respite today at his summer home on Cape Cod where autumn weather was closing in. John Moreland, The Trib une s book editor ana literary critic until he suffered a stroke seven months ago, died suddenly last night in Fairfax, He collapsed while he was having dinner with a friend at restaurant and was pro nounced dead at Marin Gen eral Hospital. In addition the after-effects ot the stroke he was afflicted with di abetes. 1 - EDITORIAL WRITER Mr. Moreland, 50, came The Tribune in 1952 as an as sociate editorial writer. Born in Sacramerto, he attended Menlo School and the University of California where he was granted his master's degree in 1936. His father, the late Rt. Rev. William Hall Moreland was Bishop of Sacramento for the Episcopal Church. Mr. Moreland had articles printed in magazines- and books and his love of literature found full expression when he was made book editor of The Tribune in 1959. NEVER NEUTRAL In his daily "Critic on the Hearth" column Mr. Moreland was never neutral. Books which pleased him received gracious reviews those, that failed to measure up to his high, and sometimes highly personal, standards were given a short volley of incisive criticism and forgotten. His own biographical infor mation for The Tribune files also reflected this firm outlook. Under Other Data of Interest, he wrote: "ailuro-phile and hippophile; hater of dogs and unnecessary noises In one of his last columns he paid tribute to a Sausalito friend who made king-size Gibsons "in which she floats not the pallid, stereotyped cocktail onion, but rather a healthy hunk of the Bermuda variety." His love of animals was summed up in another column by a friend who suggested his epitaph should read: "Here lies J. M. He treated machines as though they were animals; animals as though they were human beings; and human beings as though they were machines." MILL VALLEY RESIDENCE Mr. Moreland lived on De Silva's Island in Mill Valley. He oncenoted that "the density of the writer population in Marin County must be very great. I mean statistically, of course. It seems to me that about every third letter I receive comes from a publisher who is announcing a forthcoming book, from a Marhr County writer1." " His interest in literature and wide background from bis extensive travels in Europe were often utilized in speaking and moderating panels before li brary and literature groups throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Moreland is survived by a sister and brother, Helen Hall Moreland, dean of worn en for the American Univer sity of Lebanon, and Edward P. Moreland of Paris. He was the uncle of Mrs. Richard Graffis of Orinda. No funeral services will be held. Rayburn Pihr Hope on Going Home by Jan. 1 DALLAS, Tex., Oct 14-rflJHl; Cancer-s t r 1 c k e n House Speakier Sam Rayburn,- "Hippred" bv a visit irom former President .:Truman,t pinned his hopes today on be tag able to go home by the; first of the year. - ; Truman spent five or six. minutes with his dying 01a friend yesterday. Truman told; newsmen - Rayburn said - he would stay in Baylor Univers-: ity, medical center until Jan. 1, then go to his Bonham, Tex., home 70 miles from Dal-' las. Xhope he can make it un til then," Truman said. Rayburn has not been told he has cancer. : : COMFORTABLE DAY A bulletin issued after Tru man's visit said Rayburn spent a "relatively comfort-; able day" and was "cheered very much by the presence of Mr. Truman." It said Ray- Jsurn was making steady pro-: gressin overcoming pneumo nia through his "general" condition remained unchanged. A bulletin today at noon said Rayburn's condition is about the same as yesterday. : : Rayburn caught pneumonia Wednesday, went into a coma; and was put on the critical list. But he fought back and was almost completely re-, covered from pneumonia to; day- Rayburn recovered so fast-doctors were able to resume giving him an experimental cancer-retarding drug. It max slow the malignancy enough' to allow him to go home. CONSULTATION Dr. Anthony Curreri, director of cancer research at the University of Wisconsin, will fly to Dallas tomorrow to consult with doctors in the case.' He helped develop the experi- mental drug 5-fluoruracfL Dr. David A. Karnof sky of the. Sloan Kettering Institute of. New York, one of the nation's, leading cancer specialists,; visited Rayburn yesterday. . "Mr. Rayburn and I had a-most pleasant visit," Truman-said. "He was 100 per cent- himself. He told me how to . get off and where to get off. When! was in the White House he told me where to' get off and he did it again." WHAT IT MEANS A reporter asked what Ray burn meant to him. "Everything that one man . can mean to another," he said. Truman joined the grow-: tag list of political figures to. visit the ailing "Mr. Sam." President Kennedy, Vict" President Johnson, Navy Secretary John Connally and. others have paid Rayburn a call. Sen. A. S.. Mike Monroney . of Oklahoma tried to see Ray-. burn yesterday after Truman's visit but was unable to' do so. A Gnat Ivaning't Worth: DANCING WATERS a fabulous, colorful show BUFFET DINNER WotfiLonoett Mott Dtliciout $3.50 and than DANCING from 8 p.m. Sunday from 6 Tlaromont OAKUNDIEIUCEUr Adiby and Clarmwt Avwhmi THomwafl 3-3720 ' Saf ' For Remrfbbrinos Services or Weddings tt ( t w 11 m wm BJ n am ynnrm xiuuniTiouuuubu Wcl Ample parking space. JiKN II I ' riJ Six private family rooms 1 tlcW&S TN ! 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