Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on June 17, 1962 · 1
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Sunday, June 17, 1962
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THE WEATHER STORY BAY AREA High fog through Monday, but clearing inland in the afternoons. Low temperatures this morning 48 to 53; high today 65. Westerly winds 12 to 25 m.p.h. in the afternoon. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 21? 187-4 OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA HELTON VOL. 176, NO. 168 10 DAILY, 20 SUNDAY CCCCC SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 1962 $2.25 A MONTH TE mplebar 2-6000 iSil"llU-!J1tWJl!i!l? r I Boat, Plastic Bag Chutist . Survives Long Punge VENTURA W) A sky-diver suffered serious injuries Saturday when his parachute failed and his emergency chute opened below 1,000 feet. Sheriff's deputies said he is Armand Eichwald, 32, a Santa Barbara laboratory technician. He was taken to a Santa Paula hospital with compound fractures of vertebra in t h e lower back. Eichwald was injured when wind slammed him into the bank of the dry Santa Clara River 30 miles east of here. ; Eichwald told a reporter he was the second of three sky-divers to jump out of a four-passenger plane. He said the plane was at t;nn faai Eichwald said he tried three times to open his main chute, then grabbed the emergency ripcord and opened the spare chute "below 1,000 feet." The skydiver said he had planned to make a free fall, in which he would delay opening the parachute until he reached a certain altitude. "All of a sudden 1 realized I had dived too low for a free fall," said Eichwald. He said free falls usually are started about 8,000 feet. "I grabbed my main chute cord with both hands but it still didn't work." Then, even though he- was hurtling "to ward the earth, Eichwald counted three and pulled the eord on the emergency chute. "It opened and broke the fall immediately." . Last November George fW T Al tT.11.. rrancis, m, oi ionn nuny wood, was killed when he fell 7,000 feet while 100 watched at the same skydiving range where Eichwald was injured. Africa Chiefs Agree On Common Market CAIRO Six North and West African government chiefs agreed today to form an African common market. The decision was taken at a summit conference attended by President Gamal Abde: Nasser of the United Arab Re public, King Hassan II of Mo rocco, Premier Ben Youssef Ben Khedda of the 'Algerian provisional government, Pres ident Mobido Keita of Mali President Sekou Toure of Gui nea and Foreign Minister Ako Adji of Ghana, representing President Kwane Nkrumah of Ghana. BBBBBBBB H II I . K :-JJi.W , ' - 1 I u.s ares PI an If A-War Conies Clues In Rock Brea Mystery Craft, List of Names Probed by, FBI By BUCK WILSON Two new major clues in the 1 Alcatraz escape emerged Saturday but still provided no clear, final answer to the fate of three convicts who silpped off The Rock. The new, but divergent, evi dence: Discovery off the waters of the Golden Gate of an airtight. plastic bag containing names and addresses of persons the escapees planned to contact. A San Francisco ponce offi cer's report of seeing a large boat linger off Alcatraz early Tuesday morning, about the time of the escape. Federal authorities said the finding of the bag supports their theory that one or all of the escapees drowned. FOUND OFF GATE In Washington, D.C., James V. Bennett, director of t h e Federal Bureau of Prisons, reported the bag was found bobbing in the water off the Golden Gate by the Coast Guard on Friday night. He would not disclose, how ever, whose names ana addresses were in the bag or whose writing it was. The FBI. here would not even comment on the find. Bennett said the bag dis covery definitely, has been traced to escapees. Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin. and indicates they got into the water after their elaborately hatched fexit from The Rock. "They would not abandon these names which they obviously carried for contacts unless they were drowning," Bennett added. - BOAT SIGHTED But investigators who- still held to the belief that the escape was successful 'had their theories bolstered by the report from Officer Robert Checchi of sighting a suspicious boat off Alcatraz Tuesday. Checchi, assigned to San Francisco's highly specialized "S Squad," told his superiors he saw the boat halt for near ly 15 minutes before resuming its course. Checchi said he was stand ing at the St. Francis Yacht Harbor, on the Marina district waterfront, when he sighted the 30-foot craft approaching Alcatraz from the east about 1 a.m. Tuesday. He said the boat, which appeared to be a fishing vessel, headed for the Golden Gate after making its stop. Coast Guard officials said their 144-foot cutter Comanche was anchored off Fort Point at the time, but noted that the mystery boat could easily have slipped through the Golden Gate unnoticed. The report touched off an intense, boat -by -boat search throughout the Bay Area by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Agents hope to learn why the boat was near Alcatraz at such an early hour, and if any craft is unexplain-edly missing from its dock. Checchi's disclosure also points up a score of possibilities on the whereabouts of the escapees. With a boat of that size, they could still be on the high seas, or could have been transported to Mexico, Canada or other ports without being seen. The sighting also gives agents the first known clue on transportation of the convicts to a spot other than Angel Island, where land searches have so far been centered. 200 YARDS AWAY Checchi said he was at St. Frarfcis Yacht Harbor inspect ing a friend's boat during off-duty hours. He told author ities the craft was about 200 yards off shore-rfar outside the range of huge floodlights which illuminate the water near Alcatraz. Such .a, rendezvous point was very favorable for an escape off Alcatraz at that Continued Page 2, Col. 1 Tribune photo by Bill Crouch 3IYSTERY BOAT San Francisco policeman Robert Checchi points to the spot between Alcatraz and St. Francis Yacht Harbor where he saw a large boat stop for 15 minutes on the night three convicts escaped. Rusk Says Conflict Peril Grows CONCORD, N. H. - tf - Secretary of State Dean Rusk Saturday warned the danger of war by accident is being increased by the unchecked nuclear arms race and he ap pealed anew for an enforceable disarmament agreement. Only one breakthrough is required," Rusk said. "The Soviet Union must realize that it cannot eat the cake of dis armament and keep the cake of secrecy ... It is our hope that the Soviets will come to realize that secrecy is a dangerous anachronism in a nuclear age." In a speech to the -New lampshire Council of World Affairs, Rusk blamed the Soviet's unwillingness to ac cept a disarmament inspection and control system for the total failure of all the East-West negotiations to halt the arms race. MANY APPROACHES He said the United States has tried many approaches to meet Soviet objections to inspection on the ground that it would only mean Western Flight Engineers Strike Postponed A flight engineers' strike against one or more o he nation's three largest air carriers failed" to come off as expected Saturday night. But union officials were scheduled to meet again his morning in Washington in an effort to arrive at a definite time for 1,700 Sunday Tribune Index EL DORADO Art Books Bridge Calendar Crossword Music Records Theaters - WORLD OF OHE. Clubs Mixing Bowl Causerie Society FAMILY LIFE Building & Real Estate Homes & Gardens Knave Peale Photo- Travel , TELEVISION Best Bets Humphrey Radio TV Mailbox Guide lo IVcws Sections Classified Ads .. 1-1 8C Churches . . . . . . . 22 Editorials 27 - Financial 35-37 Islands In the Bay. . .23 Sports ........ . 29-34 Vital Statistics . 24. Weather 24 Lifeguard Saves. Scout In Temescal A 9-year-old Cub Scout who wandered away from a picnic at Lake Temescal and fell into 25-foot-deep water was saved from drowning Satur day by the quick action of a lifeguard. The guard, Steve Cuthbert, a University of California student, heard the screams of a woman, raced around the perimeter of the lake and dived into the water. After two dives, he found Leon Courtney, 9, unconscious in the mud. He dragged him to the surface and applied mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, reviving him. The boy, who lives at 1211 61st St., was reported in fair condition at Kaiser Founda tion Hospital. Picture on Pg B Jilted Man Slays Girl's Mother, Self SALINAS -m- Sheriffs ' in. vestigators said a 54-year-old rejected suitor of a 17-year-old girl, killed her mother Satur day night and committed sui cide with the murder gun. The girl and her sister were wounded m the shooting. William Mateo Sahagon and Mrs. Gloria Ferrer, 34, are dead. Mrs. Ferrer s daughter victoria, the object of the dead man's affection. members of the Flight Engineers Association employed by Eastern Airlines, an American World Airways and Trans World Airlines to walk off the job. The decision to strike was reached Saturday afternoon in defiance of an urgent request by President to settle the dispute by means of binding arbitration. A spokesman for the union. said its officers have been on the telephone almost con stantly calling local representatives around the country in an attempt to set a specific time for the strike. The walkout, if fully ef fective against all three of the airlines involved in the labor dispute would idle 62,-000 workers and knock out 40 per cent of the nation's com mercial air service. Bay Area flights affected could be 17 TWA trips to Los Angeles and the East and four weekly over-the-Pole flights to Europe. Pan American could be forced to cancel its daily flights to Hawaii, the Orient and Europe, as well as its three weekly trips to Central and South America. Eastern Airlines has no direct service to the Bay Area. At issue are wages and a two-year dispute centering around the replacing of flight engineers, aboard jets with men who have both pilot and flight engineer qualifications. At present, jets carry four- man crews composed of three pilots and a flight engineer. A presidential board has recommended that the crews be reduced to. three men and that the third serve as both flight engineer and relief pilot. Efforts to facilitate this by combining the flight engineers union with that of the larger pilot -union have failed. Flight engineers have balked at the proposal, Observers have noted that it would be far easier for the pilot to qualify as a flight engineer than for the flight engineer to qualify as a pilot. West Berlin Rally Marks J 953 Revolt BERLIN - (UPII - West Berliners lighted bonfires along ''the wall" and marched the streets with torches Saturday night in memory of the city's anti-Communist uprising nine years ago which had to be broken by Russian tanks. A giant rally, ejpected to draw 100,000 to hear West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, was set for today at the West Berlin City Hall. It was on -June 17, 1953, that East Berlin workers revolted. Soviet guns killed 120 before order was restored. Rusk Jo Europe WASHINGTON m Secretary of State Dean Rusk -will fly to Europe Tuesday for a series of conferences aimed at forging closer U.S. ties with Western European nations themselves moving toward greater unity. New Pacts In Builder Disputes A third new labor contract late Saturday brought hopes of a speedy and complete end soon to the seven-week North n and . Central California construction tieup. Carpenters uninon from 42 counties outside the Bay Area late Saturday tentatively ac cepted an agreement calling tor bo cents in wage and fringe benefit increase spread over the three-year pact, the Associated Genera Contractors announced. TALKS CONTINUE Negotiations between con tractors and laborers' union officials still were continuing at a late hour Saturday. New talks with other construction unions "with lapsed contracts . are . scheduled for early in the week. Most of $3.5 billion in area building projects is held up in the complicated strike and work shutdown. First breakthrough in the long furlough from construction work came Friday with agreement on two significant contracts. 3-YEAR PACTS New three-year pacts were tentatively agreed upon with Operating Engineers Local 3 and the Bay. District Council of Carpenters. Employers said the two contracts called for about 22 cents an hour or more in wage increases and fringe benefits in each of the three years. A special meeting to vote on ratification of the tentative settlement will be held at 8 p.m. Monday by Operating Engineers Local 3, Eastbay District 2, at the Labor Continued Page 2, Col. 4 espionage" inside the Soviet Union. He declared this coun try and its Allies will go on trying and he expressed hope that someday "responsible statemanship" in Moscow will lead to accord. Rusk said if the "upward spiral" of nuclear destructive power continues to grow it could "by 1966 be double what it is today. He said all the nations of the world are presently caught in a paradox, declaring that while they are "pouring more and more resources and skil into improving armaments, they are, on balance, enjoying less and less security'. GENEVA TALKS Rusk said that as recently as last April 18 the United States had presented to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva major 'new proposals and he expressed hope that the Soviets might eventually agree to negotiate on these. "If the Soviet . Union and other Communist states wish general disarmament . . Rusk said, "they must be pre pared to await the verdict of history and of peoples as to the merits of political sys tems; that verdict must not be imposed." The Quiet Ona, See Parade Cuba Sends Troops Into Rebel Area Compiled From AP and UPI KEY WEST, Fla.-The Cas tro regime sent troops and tanks to the Cuban city of Cardenas Saturday in a dis play of force after a counterrevolutionary street demon stration attributed to a severe food shortage. Reports reaching here stated that. crowds, principally women, gathered to beat on pots and pans while yelling, "We're hungry." For the first time, Cuban soldiers marched through the streets wearing Soviet helmets instead of their traditional berets or army caps. RALLY CALLED Premier Fidel Castro's Gov- ernment called "a rally to answer" the ."counter-revo lutionaries" who-had protested the food shortages. Three Soviet-built Mig jets flew over the city during the parade, which featured an array of weapons from rifles and machine guns to. heavy anti-tank and anti-aircraft cannon. Soviet T-34 tanks also rumbled along the parade route. Maj. Jorge Zerquera, military commander of Matanzas Province, and President Os-waldo Dorticos charged that the -United States instigated the hunger demonstrations. U. S. BLAMED "If the CIA, if the Yankee State Department, if that illiterate millionaire . . . Mr. Kennedy, nurse.d some hopes with small counter-revolutionary groups, this is the answer of the revolution," Zergucra said. Strategy Aim To Preserve y Europe Cities ANN ARBOR, Mich. MV- Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara spelled out to night the nuclear strategy the United States would use -if major war came in Europe-r-including no city bombing un less driven to it by Soviet action. . At the same time, the U.S. defense chief sharply chal lenged, without naming names. President Charles de Gaulle's plan for France to go it alone with her o.wn nuclear weapons and strategy. He raised questions about the dangers created by a relatively weak nuclear nation, including the possibility that its very weakness might invite a .preventive attack by Russia.- McNamara set forth his views in a speech at the University of Michigan commencement. CLOSE REVIEW The text was understood to have been reviewed at the highest policy-making levels of government since it 'involves both U.S. strategy in relation to allies and an apparent critique of the ambitions of one of the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization, France. On nuclear strategy in event of attack on the NATO alliance, McNamara said the principal objective of the United' States would be destruction of the enemy's military forces, not of his civilian population." But McNamara attached this significant qualifying clause : The strength and nature of the alliance make it possible to retain, even after massive surprise Russian attack, "sufficient reserve striking power to destroy an enemy society State Law to Idle Under-18 Grads By DICK R1CCA Tribune Education Writer Under California law, many members of the high school class of 1962 will - be condemned to a post - graduate course in idleness. They are representatives of that 40- per cent of this year's graduates who aren't planning to go to college. . .... For all intents and purposes, their education ended last week when they received their high school diplomas. Now they are ready to go to work and take their place in the adult world. Few will have an easy time finding a, job, but nearly half of them will find most jobs closed to them, because they are under 18. . , They are -victims of a law which says a boy or girl who is Ylh cannot be given the same occupational opportuni ty as those who have reached the favored age of 18. Stephen Lee, supervisor of the youth and student section of the California Department of Employment, says he ex pects to have nearly 10,000 graduates looking for jobs by the end uf the summer. Of this group, Lee -points out the 17 - year - old is at a great disadvantage! In most cases, ne explained, "the 17-year-old will stay unemployed until he is 18, sometimes even, longer." State labor laws require anyone under 13 to have a Continued Page 2, Col. 5 if driyen to it.' To this strongly implied warning against city attack by Russia, McNamara added that "we are giving a possible opponent the strongest imaginable incentive to refrain from striking our own cities." TOP NATO ISSUE McNamara said "a central . military issue facing NATO ' today is the role of nuclear strategy" and then ticked off items pointing toward what he called increased integra-tion to achieve common defense: 1 The NATO alliance "has over-all nuclear strength adequate to any challenge con fronting it." 2 This strength "not only' minimizes the likelihood of major nuclear war, but. makes possible a strategy designed to preserve the fabric of our societies if war should occur." 3 The damage to civilian-society from nuclear war. would be very grave. 4 Improved non - nuclear '. forces, "well within alliance resources, cpuld enhance de--terrence of any aggressive muvt's Miun ui uireci, au-ouj , attack on Western Europe..-. NATO POTENTIAL The Soviets have superiority in non-nuclear forces today . but that superiority "is by no ! means overwhelming," McNamara said. Collectively,. NATO has the . potential for ' defense, against such forces;'-in manpower alone NATO has more men under arms, than." Russia and her satellites, he said. The United States has added $10 billion for non-nuclear strength buildup in the' current and next fiscal years. : McNamara mentioned neither- France nor De Gaulle when he turned to the matter of ah independent nuclear force. He put it this way: ; "In, particular, relatively weak national nuclear forces with enemy cities as their targets, are not likely to be sufficient to perform even the function of deterrence ,". J MANY STORES OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT

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