Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 21, 1963 · 1
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Oakland, California
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Sunday, April 21, 1963
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'tK3VTmST0SY' I - CAY AStlA-PjrSty cfcujy wi;h 43 pr cent chines of ; ; Continued cool w!:h V. Jt 53 to 63; law this morn I J5t9 53. rrrAiLtcnxo rsonvARr t. i74 oaklamd, cxutronNiA vrt. 177, r:o. in 1C DA!lYr 25 SUNDAY , CCCCCvV SlAY, Ami 21, KS3 $2.25 A MONTH TEmplebar 2-6000 I Hundreds Of Homes V Act 3 Sav Laos Jayn'e Papadakis, 9, witches , V A bright and pretty playhouse stands today in : . an East Oakland neighborhood, a memorial to a bright and pretty little . girl who loved to play : house f :- k group' of dedicated volunteers erected the ' miniature Swiss Chalet Saturday. As they worked a. .light rain fell, reminding. them' of the violent ; storm vIast October that Jook the life of Diane ' Dot3on,'5. ! ' i-, .. .:v1;;v';' At the height' of that wind-whipped tainr and--violence, a wall of mud smashed into her home at 101 Kimberlin Heights Drive, tore her from her mother's hand and buried her. - Her mother, Mrs. James Dobson, was taken to a hospital with a broken leg. , i The loss affected the neighbors 'deeply. "The matter came up at the next Munck School P-TA -'--board meeting," said Mrs. Niall Quinn, 150 Crest-: mont Drive. "1 "We winted to do something and yet keep it (abld Water to ICljf 'FRED CARRETSON .'The-huge, rice farming industry the Sacramento Valley is threatened. Tlreason is simple J Warm waterfe heeded to grow rice. But by" 18G8 the droville Dam will be completed and frigid water, only I lew! degrees above freezing, "wflDJart flowing into the irrigation canals. Hank efforts are being made to S&'S the rice bowl of California; where 25 per cent of the na-tiuii'i-irop is grown In a small tLdCoQ region located mosUy tr r-e, Sutter and Yuba Coun-tie-albng Highway 99. 1 :ScLntists are racing against Vtrrttl breed a new cold water resistant plant The state plans toxw istruct complex piping be-hlnUthe 780-foot-hlgh dam, hop-ing-water temperatures can be coili 21ed by alternately pump-fcgrfTQm the lukewarm reser- " Continued Page 2, Col. 2 Peril EMce Crops jOnnday Tribune Index IX DORADO .TArt Books Bridge 'T Crossword Music -'-Night Clubs Photo , ' Theaters XX'dJItD OP WOMEN ,Qubs Martha Lee JCauserle Society Goltle io News Sections i&rology 19 Financial 44-46 lurches 32 Sports .37-43 "Classified Ads. .rWOC-.: Vitals ..34. tcfitorial. 85 . Weather .. . 16 workmen put finishing to By BOB Weather? You Narne If-We Got It Rain, hail, thunder, lightning, sunshine and something that looked suspiciously like snow pelted, pounded and flashed over various parts tt the Bay Area Saturday, all at the same time and often only a few miles apart, ' x . , There's a 40 per cent chance of rain today and tonight, but the weather patterns that have created one of the most freakish Aprils on record appear to be returning to normal. Snow or at least hail that looked like snow fell" in the Marina District of San Francisco, jmd in some spots along San Francisco's Chestnut Street it was two-and-one-half Inches deep. A rain-caused rockslide closed Highway 141, the main route into Yosemite Park Saturday night, and rangers said 1,000 persons inside the park "enjoying excellent skiing conditions" faced a two-hour delay leaving the park on snow-covered, crooked Highway 41. They expect to clear the slide by 2 p.m. FAMILY LIFE Building & Real Estate Homes & Gardens Knave Peale Stamps A Travel . TELEVISION Best Bets Humphrey Radio TV Mailbox . uches on bright Swiss playhouse a child's monument MONROE on a child's level. We decided on a doll house if at all possible. "Talks were arranged with the Recreation De- . v partment and then at their next board meeting the P-TA said they would guarantee $600 for the project." The next step was actual construction which . : tepk placs tt CzlZizi' T.ccreation E;pirK;,f ment's shop. One of their men, Paul Mortensen, ox 2423 Scout Koad, crew Another shop member fatricated clrcular stairways of metal; carpenters ia the group did the intricate woodwork for the chalet. When the prefabrication of components' was complete, painters applied an initial coat of grey, then added the blue, orange, yellow and green trim to the front balcony and windows. Saturday the shop members donated their own Continued Page A, Col. 1 today. It's unusual for hail to fall in Oakland while the sun shines in Berkeley, but it happened. In all, .43 inches of precipitationin some form or the other fell in Oakland Saturday. A 1,000-foot-lone lake, IS feet deep, which appeared east of the warren Freeway near Lake Temescal Friday, appeared to be receding Saturday night as workmen cleared a collapsed culvert April has had 16 rainy days so far this month, and the 150 inches of rain so far this month at the Oakland airport is more than double the 1.38 "normal" rainfall for the whole month. But this still is far short of the 6.36 inches that fell in 15 soggy days in 1958. Both the Donner and Echo Summits are open, but chains are required as blustery snow storms are moving over the Sierra. Reno has had light snow for the past two days. The public forecaster said shower conditions are general along the whole Pacific Coast from British Columbia south. The consistent rain has forced mosquito control officers to work overtime in the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley. The Contra Costa Mosquito Aoatement District nas continued spraying pools of water throughout the waiter for the first tune in history. "We believe we have held the infestation to below -normal, said, district , manager Ernest Campbell. ' : "We sprayed 5G0 acres of low lands near Pittsburg and Antloch fromapiane.. "We dont know what will hap pen when the weather turns hot, but we are trying to prepare for any situation.' MANY the plans.'. - v. a Nixon Says Take Risk, Hit Castro WASHINGTON UP) - Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon challenged President Kennedy to take bold, and decisive action against the Red regime in Cuba, and Secretary of Defense Rob ert S. McNamara strongly de fended policy decisions recently under severe criticism. Both spoke Saturday evening before a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. ; ; -"--" ' ' Nixon said President Kennedy should take the calculated risk of turning Cuban exiles In force against the communist regime of Fidel Castro, He said it has become necessary to take what ever risks are involved in order to knock out the Russian beach head in the Western Hemisphere j tic luiuiei VH.-9 presiueiu advocated a "freedom doctrine" in place of the Monroe Doctrine which he termed ineffective in dealing with communism in the hemisphere or any place else in the world. McNamara said he must make certain decisions, not because he presumes his Judgment to be superior to military leaders but because his position is the best place from which to make the decisions. : He defended actions taken in the TFX plane award, cancella tion of the Skybolt missile program and severe cutback in the RS70 reconnaisance plane. Detailed reports en Page 6 War Reporter Dies MT. DORA, Fla. (UPI) - Veteran newsman George M. (Mack) Johnson, who served as a war correspondent during the Spanish civil war, died Saturday at his home here.- STORES OPEN Burned Stetsn Islxnd, Naw Jmsy Hit t By Fire Storm By the Associated Press ; Fires in a wind-swept, rain- shy belt from Maine to Virginia left hundreds of persons homeless Saturday and caused damage running into millions of dollars. Known injuries generally were minor and confined mostly to the men fighting the hundreds of blazes fanned by high winds which began to ease off during me evening. Early assessments of the fiery toll showed over 100 houses destroyed In New Jersey, 100 build ings burned on Staten Island, N.Y., and a half . square mile of the Maine textile city of Bid- deford in ashes. BODY OF VICTIM The charred body of unidenti fied man, believed to be a cripple, was found early today near a flame-leveled house in New-tenviile, N.J. 'V The winds, acting as bellows, turned a series of grass fires into uncontrolled blazes on Stat ed Island. After 12 hoursvof multiple- alarm blazes as the wind tossed embers from one fire to start another city officials declared the situation "pretty much under control. About 75 Staten Island fam ilies lost their homes. . The Biddeford fire threatened to destroy the entire northern section of that Maine city before the combined efforts of 13 fire departments' fought the flames to a -standstill. Behind, in ashes, were nine of the ten buildings of a lumber and build ing materials plant where the fire broke out 18 tenement houses and ent business build ing. ;."..'!, i V . FCuCUD TO FLEE I Mrs. Marjorie Ganong described the rapid spread of the flames: "I was getting ready to eat lunch when a man yelled 'get out' I just grabbed my coat and out I went. Biddeford Asst Fire Chief Paul Garieppy . estimated the damage would "well exceed" $1 million. New Jersey s fires, concen trated mostly in shore area counties, burned thousands of acres of woods and grasslands, as well as the over 100 homes and industrial sites. One woman, among a dozen persons trapped in the main street of a south Jersey town for five minutes, said they wet handkerchiefs to place over their faces. "We lay In the street for about five minutes until there was enough air so we could stand up," she said. Pictures on Page A New Report Hints3O000 Russ in Cuba NEW YORK Ufl The New York Times says a recent 'reassessment of Soviet forces in Cuba has convinced some intel ligence experts there may be 30,000 to 40,000 Russian military personnel on the island. The article, by Hanson W, Baldwin, military writer, said "Many experts believe thai the number has not actually changed greatly since last fall; the upward revision of past figures stems from a dose study of ail available intelligence facts. "The experts believe, too, that the Russians are rotating troops to Cuba, not withdrawing them." It said these interpretations provide the Background for the recent assertion by Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R-N.Y., that Russian strength In Cuba, despite withdrawals announced by President Kennedy, was still about 17,000 men. The article noted that Ken nedy had estimated at an 'April 3 news conference that 4,000 Soviet troops had been withdrawn In recent weeks, leaving an impression that about 13,000 still were there. It said there is no consensus in Washington about how many troops are In Cuba. , A New Era AN EDITORIAL The jet age has come to Oakland. : In a few weeks, greatly increased air service will be inaugurated at Oakland's new $20 million International, Airport. There will be jet flights to and from Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, Columbus, and New York. Twice a day there will be prop-jet flights to and from Los Angeles, AH of this is in addition to the flights which are now available at the Oakland airport. V, :- r ; The new service is the culmination of years of diligent struggle by Eastbay community leaders to bring convenient air travel to the entire area. Here-' tofore, Oakland and Eastbay Area residents have had to make the long trek to San Francisco's airport to obtain jet service to the rest of the country, i It is vital now for Eastbay residents to make good use of the new service. If the flights meet with an enthusiastic reception, service will be expanded. Those who have travel plans for the summer (after June 1) should check to see whether. they can take advantage of the new service, with all its convenience.: The Tribune heartily congratulates those civic officials and community leaders who have had the vision and tenacity to expand Oakland's horizons. We also congratulate Trans World, United and West-em airlines for their generous new service to the Eastbay. Big Drive To Use Air Service Promotional Campaign Reminds Travelers of Oakland Flights By ED The biggest promotional cam paign in Eastbay civic history was launched today to assure maximum use of improved airline service at the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. Perhaps as much as 1250,000 will be spent in the next few months to inform Eastbay citi- AIR SCHEDULE See Page B f or a complete list of flights scheduled to serve the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport beginning June 1. sens about their new flightsincluding jet operations which will be inaugurated June 1. Air travelers were urged to start making reservations on Oakland flights without delay to show the airlines In dramatic fashion that the Eastbay intends to use its new service and deserves even more. The Oakland Chamber of Commerce will act as coordinating agency for the massive effort to get out patronage for the Oakland flights. The biggest cash contributor to the campaign will be the Port of Oakland, which operates the airport. - The port itself may spend $150,000 in the campaign. Wine Caves Tax Free for Shelter Use - The wine c a v e s of Liver-more and Napa can now officially become fallout shelters. The winery owners won't be liable for federal taxes on beverages consumed by the sheltered masses. . That's the word from Bill Ward Jr., the state's regional civil defense administrator, who said that up to now the Government has taken the view that come war or peace,, the Treasury Department shall survive and the Alcohol Tax Division shall prevail. . Ward said the T-men have now Issued a special directive that makes wine consumed in shelters during an atomic attack tax free. TOMORROW for Oakland Launched SALZMAN Ben E. Nutter, executive di rector of the port, said that it is not sufficient that the East-bay provide enough customers simply to make the new flights profitable. "We must book these flights above capacity," he stressed, "so that the airlines will have to give us even more flights." The port has opened the all- out drive with the distribution of 10,000 bumper strips advising: "Fly Oakland Jets "Use your newest jet airport' This will be followed with activities on at least a dozen fronts. The new service will be advertised in newspapers, on billboards and on radio and television. x Letters including complete flight schedules will be mailed to at least 15,000 known Eastbay air travelers. , 1 A central reservation bureau will be establfehed to simplify the purchase of air tickets. The service package wiU be Continued on Page B, Col. 4 Forest Garden Show Fans Thousands of nature lovers wandered through the "Valley of the Giants" in the Oakland Exposition Building today, the second day of a show that will last Through next Sunday. And they were thrilled by the realistic counterpart of the Red- SPECIAL SECTION For a full report on the California Spring Garden Show see tabloid section G of today's Tribune. wood Empire forest in springtime bloom in the heart of downtown Oakland. Nestled among the Giant Redwoods featured in the California Spring Garden Show are thickets of ferns and lush green growth that contrast sharply with the vivid color of azaleas, rhododendrons and other brilliant blooms. Between showers that added an invigorating freshness to the Red Attacks Focus of Full U.S.Attention By LEWIS GUUCK ' WASHINGTON (AP) jPresK dent Kennedy launched an argent diplomatic salvage operation Sat urday to save neutral Laos from collapsing under Red pressure. -Kennedy held a strategy ses sion of the National Security . Council on Laos during the morn ing amid reports that militarily superior Communist forces are wiping out positions held . by neutralist Gen. Kong Le. The White House meeting de layed somewhat the President's departure on a speechmakmg trip to Boston. Kennedy set a lollowup meeting of the top U.S. strategy group for Monday, After the council meeting it was announced that: 1. Secretary of State Dean Rusk was promptly calling to the State Department the ambassadors of India, Canada and Poland the members of the three-nation In ternational Control Commission which is supposed to police last year's Geneva agreement for an independent, neutral Laos. The envoys saw Rusk during the after noon, j . 2. Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harrtman will leave Sun-. -day for Paris and London to talk with high government officials. The British and French are members of the 14-nation Geneva ac cord. ' ...;'. 3. The U.S. ambassador to Thailand is cutting short his .current Washington visit for consultation and is immediately returning to Bangkok. Thailand, a ' U.S. ally and a neighbor of Laos, . was where Kennedy sent several thousand U.S. troops last year after the Reds threatened Laos. . : . There was no indication ' that U.sr military intervention or a show of force was decided on at the White House meeting. Officials declined to rule out the pos- Continued Page 7) CoL 1 Tug Capsizes In Bay; 2 Saved The Alaska Queen, a 61-foot harbor tug, capsized and sank in the Bay Saturday evening while tending a huge freighter at Pier 50 in San Francisco. : The Coast Guard said two crewmen, Clifford Gregor and Al Jenson, were on board at the time and were rescued by the nearby tug, Sea Fox. : The Coast Guard said the tug was helping to move the S.S. President Grant, an American President Lines freighter, away from the pier when the incident occurred. The Queen, berthed at the Alaska Towing Co? dock at 1401 Middle Harbor Rd., Oakland, is on the bottom hi about 30 feet of water, 35 yards from the Mission Rock Terminal pier. Enchants air, visitors surged into the four- unc uuiuuur garueus lur siruus through perfectly groomed miniature lawns and gardens of prize plants, shrubs and trees. Show officials said the crowd ing the weather. The show's exhibitors. Including many of the state's top landscapes, nurserymen and amateur growers, provided the out door setting in competition, for some $50,000 in prize monies, ; -A special attraction is the series of authentic Japanese gardens entered through a sym- T; Tti.M la ttA uuiiv iuiii Kaic. tuus u a iw- foot bench display of rare Bon-zai plants and Paciflca House, a nrefahricated. contemrorarv- style, seven-room model home and its low-maintenance garden ' plan. I , The show will end next Sun-; dav with the nsiinl hlir flower market sale of plants and ma- terials. - NIGHT

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