Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 15, 1963 · 1
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Monday, July 15, 1963
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THE WEATHER STORY EAY A!A Fair tonight and Tuesday except for coastal fog extending inland In the mornings. High today 70, low to. night 52 to 57, Westerly wind 12 to 22 m.p.h. In the after noon. ' gcjulc: ESTABLISHED FCIK WARY 1174 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA VOL. 177, NO. 196 10 DAILf, 25 SUNDAY MONDAY, JULY. 15, 1963 $2.25 A MONTH TEmplebar 2-6000 Withh umped by ommimree By MORRIE LANDSBERG . SACRAMENTO WV-A Senate committee dumped Gov.; Brown's income tax withholding proposal today but it approved the rest of his revenue program The Rev enue and Taxation Committee, although Democratic controlled, tabled the payroll deduction plan on a voice vote after Chairman Donald L Grunsky, R-Watsonville, called it a tax gimmick. ',l : V 1 Sill, I p iwWiiMwriiiiiiwdl-n'.M,'vUM ROBERT ALFORD Admits slaying Slayer of 3 Children SANTA ROSA - Robert AI ford, 56, admitted here Sunday, After two'days of questioning, that he killed three youngsters he had known almost all their lives. 1 g Alford, a plumber and handy man, said, "I lost my head" after the children lost $150 he had given them for transporta tion. . . "The next thing I remember, I found myself sitting in a road, an empty gun in eachfhand," Alford said. v ! - The three children were Teddy Walker, 13; Jacqueline Walker, 11, and Carol Ann McCain,. 14. They were slain near Williams, Ariz., after disappearing from a foster home in Stockton in early June. ,7 ,' Alford was enroute back to Coconino County, Arizona, today. A Coconino investigator, Denni Smith, said no kidnaping charges would be filed against Alford. "It is pretty apparent t h e three children went willingly with Alford," Smith said. ( "Alford knew the woman, Mrs, Bernice Fobbs, who ran the Stockton foster home. He did plumbing work there, fhe kids had lived there about 10 years and knew him well.' "It is Alfnrrf'g rlahn " Smith said, that he was called to Stock ton by one of the foster children to stop the . three offsprings of Mrs. Earlie'Walker Johnson of Vallejo, from running away. "But he says they insisted so he took them home to Santa Rosa," Smith declared. "One thing led to another and he says he gave them $50 each to go to Oklahoma to live with his sister-in-law. But he ended up driving them. And when they lost the money during a long stop near Williams he blew hi& top and killed them." WHERE TO FIND IT Alvarez ............... .7 Astrology . . ..... . .. . ..13 Aunt'EUie 13 fcrldge ................IS Classified Ads ..........21 Comics . . .12 Crossword Puzilt . .7 Editorial . . V .17 Financial .'.36 Bill Fiset 9 Focus ................. 16 Dossier ........ . . ... 6 Ann Landers ........... 16 Magazlna Pago .......... 7 Martha Loo . . ......... .. -7 Al Martinoz ......... 16 Riesel 17 Sports ........... .....31 Theaters .6 TV and Radio 14 Vitals 23 World of Women .19 SPECIAL Ann Linden Book. . ,30 Iding ITJ The action followed ap proval of the Democratic administration's entire $147 million package for accelerating bank, corporation and insurance company taxes, and ending installment payments on both personal income and bank-corporation franchise taxes. Withholding, under ; Brown s plan, would not have started until Jan. 1, 1965 and so its de- Jeat had no effect on the addi tional money sought by the governor for 1963-64 state op erations. The other bills now go to the Senate Finance Committee for review before moving to the Senate floor. I , GIBSON VOTES NO The only roll call backed the bank and corporation measure, 6 to 4, with Democrats support ing it and Sen. Luther Gibson, D-Vallejo, joining three Demo crats in opposition. Sen. Virgil O'Sullivan, D-Wil- liams, presented the bills as an attempt to get tax payments on a current basis to help pay for current state costs. But opponents bitterly charged that it was '"one-shot9-9 revenue. They demanded that the admin istration face up to -the issue and advocate new taxes, if the state needs more money .: - Grimsky described Brown's program as "a pure political maneuver9 td make the Demo crats look good in the 1964 elec tion year. The bills, he said, "don't fool me and I hope they don't fool the people." FRIEND IN WASHINGTON The committee chairman said Brown may not be running next year but "he 'has a friend in Washington he's polishing up to." ; . , He also challenged the legal ity of the administration's contention that the bank, corpora- uon ana insurance company measures, as revised from the recent general session; required only a majority instead of two- thirds vote by the legislature. "But I can sniff the wind, the way it is blowing," he said. "The president of the Senate Demo cratic? Lt. Gov. Glenn M. Ander son will probably be ruling that it takes only 21 votes despite the constitution." ,. The bank andi J corporation measure .would produce $82.7 nullum, in 1963-64, entirely by eliminating the present privilege of paying the tax in two in stallments.. Beginning in:, 1965, banks apd corporations would make prepayments of a portion or their tax. The Senate committee earlier approved the two other major bills in the governor s series. East German Flees With Two Girls BERLIN (AP)-A 25-year-old East German and two girls aged 20 and 18 escaped through the barricades into West Berlin to day, West police reported. Police said they- got across the city's southern border without being spotted by Comma nist guards. ...THAT OUR LAG WAS STILL THERS TEMPERATURES (M-fcour ptrM tfldinf at noon today) H I Oakland Downtown . . 67 57 .Airport ...71 S3 S.r. Downtown .... .60 IS Airport.;... .....65 56 MORI WIATHIR TAILES ON PAOI 2t Rockefeller Makes His Big Move All-Out Fight With Goldwater For Nomination By JACK BELL WASHINGTON MMJov. Nel son Rockefeller has chal- enged Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.t to an all out liberal vs. conservative fight for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. In a policy statement tanta mount to announcing his candi dacy, the wew YorK governor said Sunday the Goldwater strategy is to try to weld conserve Uve, Southern and Western sup port while writing off Northern states. ThUfv Rockefeller said, "would not only defeat the Re publican party in 1964 but would destroy it altogether." Rockefeller said it was in credible that the Republicans would offer such ah alternative to the 'unprincipled opportun isn) that has captured the Demo cratic party." PARTY OF RACISM He added: "That alternative will never be found in ft party of extremism, a party of sectional ism. a party of racism, a party that disclaims responsibility for most of the population before it even starts its campaign for their support." Goldwater, wha was not named in the statement, made no immediate response. But associates said they interpreted Rockefeller's attack as a decla ration of war they were certain the senator would accept, even though he remains - an unan nounced belligerent They added that if Goldwater is writing off ; the industrial North as Rockefeller charged, the New York governor is giv ing up on Republican chances to collect electoral votes in the South. FIGHTING DUDS Senate Republican .leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois told a news conference he is sat isfied the Republicans can unite for the 1964 campaign no matter who their presidential nominee IS.--' , : ; He said he l o o k e a upon Rockefeller's statement as an indication of the "flexibility" he said prevails in the party. He added that there had al ways beeh disagreement within its ranks since it first was formed. ;"Once our platform is effected and we select a nominee, I am confident we wilt close ranks, get on our ngnting guqs and slug: our way to a Republican victory, he said. . Sen. Carl T. Curtis, R-Neb , a Goldwater rooter, chided Rocke- Continued Page I, Col. 3 S.P. Blocked By Derailment In Siskiyou Southern Pacific's main north- 1 .'--.. r south line is tied up today after derailment of a 29-car freight tram at Dorris, Siskiyou County, The snarl, which has disrupt ed passenger and freight schedules to Northern California from the Northwest, should be cleared by late today. The southbound Cascade, due m Oakland at 9:15 this morning, won't get here until tonight. And the Cascade scheduled to leave here at 5:35 p.m. today may be held up on departure. However, tne bnasta Daylight left on schedule from the 16th Street Station this, morning. The derailment was caused by a wheel bearing failure, an S.P. spokesman said. There were no injuries. ' Another-S.Pr-freightderailed Sunday 16 miles west of Fresno Fifteen cars piled up. Again there were no injuries. Trains were rerouted to the East, and the northbound Owl was about one hour late. The line was reopened this morning An overheated brake box caused this accident. Bulletin i LONDON (AP) Giuseppe Martelli tonight was found innocent of plotting to spy for the Russians. MANY Diplomats at Work Premier Nikita Khrushchev ' (left) faces Wesft top negotiators, W. Averell Harriman (right) U.S. undersecretary of state, and Britain's Science Minister lord Hailsham (beside Harriman) in" Moscow nuclear test bai talks. (AP) : , - 322 Fight 1st Big '63 Forest Fire Strong winds threatened ' to send Northern California's first major forest fire of 1963 splash ing over its lines of containment today. . Seventeen-mile-an-hour gusts sent the flames roaring over scrub timberland as 322 ' men battled to widen the fire breaks t h e y had carved around 220 acres Sunday night. 4 Three1 fire fighters : suffered minor injuries and were given first aid this morning. Two men cutting out redwood snags suf fered cuts and another man had a crushed finger but did not re quire hospitalization. BREAKS OUT SATURDAY The blaze has been dubbed the McGarvey Creek fire because it is centered in the creek's drainage area. The. -fire broke out Saturday morning in the extreme southwest corner of Del Norte Coun ty, 3 miles south of the town of Klamath. It was believed to have started from sparks caused by blasting from a Highway 101 construction project. It is burning over private log ging property of small trees and timber debris left from logging operations. Standing dead trees have added fuel to the already dangerous blaze. Edward Martin, ' information officer for the State Division of Forestry in Klamath, said even though-fire-breaks-wereTert around the big fire, it is far from being under control. WIND COMES UP. , The wind came up' this morn ing and Is expected to continue throughout the day., One of the advantages of the breezes is that it might blow away fog which has prevented borate-carrying planes from joining the fight against the flames. The fire is burning away from Klamath. There are no towns or buildings in its path. The western edge of the blaze spread today into Paire Creek State Park, burning about five Continued Page 2, Col. 2 ON THE Successful "Wives Dr. : Popenoe gives some tests for women who want to make a happy home. Page 7. Perfect Morning TV writer reveals some remarkable programs that appear only on Sunday mornings. Page 14. , Skilled Craftsman Dennis Powers finds Thomas Williams' work is entertaining and has depth! Page 16. NATO's Charley-Horse It's De Gaulle and Lou Grant's cartoon shows a glum Kennedy and Macmillan. Page 17. Yanks Formula Ray Haywood explains secret of their consistent victories and every other word is money. Page 31. OAKLAND STORES OPEN TONIGHT ;5 NO COMMENT Rafferty Ignores Braden Dr.; Max Rafferty, state su perintendent of public instruc tion, today declined to get into a new argument with Thomas W. Braden, president of ' the State Board of JSducatioa.' J . Rafferty said Braden is "go ing tip and down the state, mak ing personal attacks on me, but I will not reciprocate." This was in response to speech by Braden Saturday night at an American Civil Liberties Union meeting at the Marin County estate of Roger Kent, Northern California Democratic chairman. 3 ISSUES Braden charged Rafferty has made false statements about board policies and members and declared the superintendent "lacks good faith in dealing with the Board of Education." He attacked Rafferty on three major issues. Braden charged Rafferty falsely claimed the board opposed removal of the Dictionary of American Slang from school library, shelves. Rafferty said the book is 'pure filth and ob scenity." 'The board did not adopt the book, never purchased a copy, never placed it in any library," Braden said. "Our only action wasa statemenfc-that-thede-4 cisioh on its removal should be left to librarians." -DEMANDS PROOF He cited a statement by Raf ferty criticizing the board for what he said was lenient treat ment of teachers accused of molesting children. "I defy Dr. Raf ferty to prove that I am in favor of child molesters teaching hi our, schools," Braden said. "Bui because a person is accused, ii does not make him guilty. It is our duty to protect teachers from wild, unfounded, unproved charges." And Braden blasted Rafferty's Continued Page 3, Col. 5 INSIDE Jovial Nikita Lifts f ; ;( , y. j';,-"...t5Vr,.i;x;; -'rl:):jyvS-:' --b' :: S'V-.Ti bM:rV' C'"': -. ;," 1 . Hpes for Test Ban '4 yfaw . v X? :;";;;;:1:',S Sino-Soviet Talks Near Breakdown : By RAYMOND LAWRENCE, Foreign News Analyst Soviet and Chinese Communist talks in Moscow are near a breakdown. Although the negotiators bitter deadlock and this may conference that was called Post Office Site Now A 'Dump' ' 'By DAVE HOPE After five years of new post office promises, Oakland has a local tax money investment of $500,000 in nothing more than a 12-block dumping ground, city officials complained today Alerted by a report from Asst. City Manager -John A. Morin, Mayor John C. Houlihan said he will call on government officials to speed action on the post office or do something to improve the appearance of its now deserted and desolate West Oakland site. The property, bounded by Seventh, Wood, and Peralta Streets and the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks, was ac quired and cleared by the Post Office Department in 1960. In cooperation with the proj ect, the city closed streets in the area7anTTepIaced sewef and other utility lines at a cost of $398,411, Morin reported. This was to clear the way for construction which is still un certain, he said Morin recalled the Post Office Department announcement that the property would be returned to the tax rolls through resale to private interests that would erect the building for lease to the department. But in the meantime, he said, the city has lost $22,000 in tax revenue, and an additional $50,- 000 has been lost in school and county taxes Some 300 families, comprising more than 1,000 people were moved from the area.wheri the land was cleared. Morin noted the deserted area "has become unsightly, inviting violations of city ordinances concerning dumping, garbage disposal, ve hicular parking, and laws in volving crime .and . juvenile de linquency." He urged that if construction does not start in the immediate future, the government should be asked tov fence the property Continued Page 4, Col. 4 JFK News Parley WASHINGTON (AP) -Presi dent Kennedy will hold a news conference at 4 p. m. Wednesday, the White House announced today. It will be the President's first news conference in Wash ington since May 22. , ''OS. f met today, they are- in a be the final session of the to settle, or at least amelio rate the conflict that has S h a k e n the Communist world,-' Some observers in Moscow expect that the talks may be concluded with a meaningless face - saving communique on the assumptionthat time could heal the s)Iit that has wrecked the image of monolithic unity of Communist movement. i : The week of angry charges : and counter - charges between the Russians and Chinese is in dramatic contrast to the open ing in Moscow today of the nuclear test ban negotiations between the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union. FEUD HEIGHTENED Red China today heightened the feud by charging the negotiations are based on 4utter hyprocrisy" of President Ken nedy's "strategy for peace." The Soviet government news paper. Izvestia aggravated the Sino-Soviet conflict in a new blast today that asked: "What do the Chinese want? Is. it war?" Izvestia's attack preceded the unprecedented Pravda display of. enmity and accused the Chi- nese Keds of violating Marxist theory dividing the world into races, and inciting the colored races against the whites. . ' . UNUSUAL TURN The personal appearance of Premier Khrushchev was, in itself, unusual since the meeting is on the ministerial level; Continued Page 3, Col. 3 U.S. Says Spies Sought Atom Data WASHINGTON j(-UPI)-Four accused spies have been indicted on charges of conspiring to send Russia information about U.S. atomic weapons shipments, the Justice Department said today. It was the firsMime .that it was revealed that the four persons arrested by the FBI in New York and Washington July 2 had tried to send this type of information to the Soviet Union. The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury in Brooklyn, N.YW also revealed for the first time that the four had tried to "cultivate and activate" American military personnel as agents. M Named in the indictment were Ivan Dmitrievich Egorov, 41, a personnel officer for the United Nations Secretariat in New York; his wife Alexandra Ivan-ovna Egorova, 39, and a couple using the names Robert K. Baltch and Joy Ann Garber iBaltch. Promising Parley Opens In Kremlin By HENRY SHAPIRO MOSCOW 1UPI) 'Premier. Nikita S. Khrushchev, in a jovial wise-cracking mood, met for 3tt ; hours today with ,high U.S. and; British negotiators in the opening of a Kremlin conference that j could break the East-West dead-: lock on a nuclear test ban. - U.S. chief negotiator W. Averell; Harriman and British Minister of Science Lord Hailsham, drove " after 'the meeting to the U.S. Embassy wtfere they presumably compared notes on the talks. There was no immediate com-' ment from either Western delega-tion. - Nor was it disclosed when the next meeting would take place in the talks which are expected to last about 10 days. HOPES RAISED . But Khrushchev's surprise move in heading the Soviet dele gation at the opening of the negotiations raised Western hopes that some form of agreement perhaps an accord for a limited test ban might emerge from the crucial conference. Khrushchev, in opening the three-power conference this after noon, enthusiastically pumped the hands of presidential envoy Harri man and Lord Hailsham and. remarked; -"Where do we begin? Perhaps we should begin by sign ing an agreement first. In a bantering aside, the Soviet leader turned to Harriman and said: "You did right when you kicked the British out of Amer- ica." . Khrushchev then turned to the British chief negotiator and said: "They acted with wisdom, they kicked you out." Hailsham 's mumbled reply was not heard distinctly. WARM GREETING The Soviet leader had especial ly warm and personal greetings for Harriman, U. S. undersecretary of state who had dealt face-to-face with Josef Stalin while ambassador to Moscow during World War H. Khrushchev, 69, vigorously shak ing the 71-year-old Harriman s hand exclaimed; "You are absolutely blooming, what are you doing? Are you counting the years backwards?" I began doing that a long time ago," answered Khrushchev with a broad grin. - In the light-hearted exchange before the doors were closed on the first session of the historic conference, Khrushchev told Harriman: "I am surrounded by the imperialists." KREMLIN ROOM Hie three-power negotiations aimed at reaching agreement on at least a pgrfi1 nnrlpar tpst haji opened in one of the large Kremlin conference rooms adjoining Khrushchev's office. ' The Eastern and Western negotiators occupied 12 chairs on both sides of the table, with translators sitting at either end. On the walls of the room were a map of the Soviet Union and portraits of Marx and Lenin. U. S., British and Soviet flags Continued Page 3, Col. 1 Calling Tahoo! SEE LUCKY LETTERS PAGE 19

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