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The Times Standard from Eureka, California • Page 1

The Times Standard from Eureka, California • Page 1

Eureka, California
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eds esuiti OFFSHORE 7rom Blanco to Point Concretion: Southerly wlndt 10 to SO m.n.h. with oe- ni'rth of Opt Men- dcclno today and tonlnht becomlnc Sunday with variable w.i.di to JS m.pJi. i Vol. 82--No. 8 WEATHER, FORECAST For Eureka and vicinity: Partlr cloudy to cloudy today and tonliht with a.llttl* tain. Clear to. partly cloudy Sunday. Coelrr tonliht. LUht to ccntle variable wlndt occatlonally northerly Sunday. Temperature: tndlnc 4:10 m. ITU Rainfall. hour .01 To datt thla waxm JOJl To Uili date lait ttaien Normal to Sunrltt: 7:41 a. m.i Sunirt: EUREKA. CALIFORNIA. EVENING. JANUARY 9, 1954 Sgt. 'Elden C. Justus Serseant First Class C. Justus of Arcata, who lias been reported mlsslnr In action December 6, 1050, Is now declared dead by the U. S. Army, as of 'December .31, 1953, accordlnr to word received by his mother, Mrs. Lois Chllds, Bsyslde, California. The communication received from William E. Berlin, majot 1 ceneral, U. S. stated: "Since your son, Sergeant First Class Elden C. Artillery, was reported missing In action on 6 December 1050, the Department of the Army has'entertained AFL Longshoremen Threaten-To" Close. Of New York: the hope that he survived and threatened today to shut down that Information, be- ret huge port-ofNew York-itits tvnnlllriav HA i cclved dispelling the uncertainty surrounding his absence. However, as in mnny 'cases, no In- ndcpcndcnt rival, the ion, calls a strike to gain recog- formation has been received to nltion ns bargaining agents for 10,000 dock workers. The AFL group said it would the sprawling. New York- clarify his status. "Full consideration has been given to all information bearing on the absence, including all rcc- Nc Jersey waterfront into a ordi, reports and Ehost harbor If necessary to drive These have been carefully re- lnc off the docks, viewed and view of the lapse of time without information to support a continued presumption of survival the Department of the Army must terminate such absence by a presumptive finding of death. Accordingly, an official finding of death has been recorded under the provisions of Public Law 490, 77th Congress, approved March 7, 1942, as amended. "The finding docs not estab'Jsh an actual or probable date of A 24-hour police of 550 men was ordered to patrol thc jittery Manhattan and Brooklyn piers as thc Ions struggle between the rival unions appeared to be heading for a showdown. Thc ILA, ousted from the AFL last September for harboring criminal elements, has threatened to strike if it falls to gain recognition by the National Labor Relations Board as bargain- Ing agent for the longshoremen. A. M. Kceney, executive dl- However, as required by includes a presumptive death. law It date of death for the "termination of pay and Mlowances, settlement of accounts and payment of death gratuities. In this case this date has been set -31 December 1953. "I regret the necessity for this message but hope that the ending of a long period of uncertainty may give at least some 'small measure of consolation. I trust that you may find sustaining comfort in realization that loved made the supreme sacrifice while serving honorably in our country's cause." Sfc Justus is, survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Lois; and son, Jeckle; his mother; Mrs. Lois Chllds; sister, Mrs. Edna Smith of Eureka; niece and nephew, Sherry Kay and Wayne Smith; several uncles and aunts Bom in New Mexico, Justus came to Arcata at the age of three. A graduate of Arcata High he also attended school in In 1945 he enlisted in the army. served four years in Germany before he was sent to Korea. Sfc Justus was serving in the Seventh Division, 57th Field Ar tlllery Battalion near the Hun- chun reservoir, North Korea, and was last seen December 8, 1930. It is unknown whether not ht wiis taken prisoner. rector of the nounced last CanalSurvey i ANTIOCfl- OU9 -A mrvey of from falling into thc canal. There have been 33 drownings in the U. owned canal, i Nov. 16 brought a letter of i convicted Pr.iM.fw 0 8 1 8 from argued for a new trial in Su- President Elsenhower. Court yesterday. Intcrna- Associa- AFL union, an' night group would regard an ILA strike as "lockout" and woud stop working "until the gangster rule of this- port is completely and utterly destroyed." Red Rebels Open Hew Laos Attack HANOI (Indo-China) (U.PJ--Thc Viet Minn Communist rebels have opened a plriccr attack against a key French base in Laos and a savage battle Is raging, the French high command announced tonight. Losses on both sides in the battle now In 48 hours, are heavy, the high command said! The rebels struck at the Scno air base which protects the central Laos city of Savannakhet, blocking the pathway to rich southern Indo-China. One Red-force struck southward against Scno. A second one attacked, from the cast, striking first at Tchcponc, 60 miles cast of Scno. The heaviest lighting at present is taking the vicinity of 25 miles northeast of The high admitted I. French losses been "Important" and said the rebel 'losses were "heavy." AH available, planes In the area were thrown Into an attack against the rebels. To the north, French planes carried out what the high command called one of the biggest air raids of the Indo-China war in the Dlcn Bien Phu area. A spokesman said French forces bastion In Viet Nam. IQe Per Copy 1 6 Pages Today WHENGARHITS DIES UN Plans To Release 22, POWsonSked TOKYO (in--Red China called for resumption of Korean peace talks tonlcht as the United Command pressed plans to release 22,000 anti-Communist war prisoners and warned that any i Interference "might start the shooting war all over ataln." Comiriunlst Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai, demanding that the negotiations for a formal peace conference be resumed immediately, accused the Allies of plot- tins to hold war prisoners forcibly. But Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, commanding the United States Army, Issued a three point program for releasing the anti-Red prisoners at 12:01 a. m. Jan. 23 and Rave his warning to the Reds of the possible consequences if they Interfered. Ready For Breakout Taylor, who had conferred In Tokyo with Commander Gen. John E. revealed an alternate, plan. of.action-it, dian guards refuse to release the prisoners Jan. 23 and a mass breakout occurs. He said South Korean Military Police would assist American MP's in coordinating the movement of the prisoners If they storm out of the compound. Taylor apparently reached this understanding with South Korean President Syngman Hhee at their recent meeting. Taylor said he hoped the Indian command would familiarize the prisoners wiih the three points of the plan. Would Go To Formosa 5 It would permit the prisoners' own leaders to march them out of the compounds into trucks and trains. The Chinese would go to Formosa, where they would be permitted to become civilians or Join Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Army. The Koreans would be taken to two Korean ports for rehabilitation. defense committee of the South Korean National Assembly adopted a draft resolution to declare "unconditlon opposition" to the Impending withdrawal of U. S. ground forces from Korea. Four South Koreans In the Communist POW camp told Indian guards last nlfiht they wanted to be sent to Red Poland or Czechoslovakia, Indian revealed. It was the first time any of the unrepatriatcd war prisoners, who include 21 Americans refected Red China or North Korea in favor of a Russian satellite. WASHINGTON (U.R-- President Elsenhower opened the national March of Dimes drive today with an affectionate tweak of the car of four-year-old Dclbert Debby Dams of Goodlng, a polio The boy', poster child of this year's polio campaign; visited the White House with his parents and Basil L. O'Connor, chairman of the Infantile Paralysis i stricken Thanksgiving eve 1949 when he was only four months, old, struggled manfully into the President's office on a pair of tiny crutches. Mr. Eisenhower down, tweaked his ear and observed: really walk fine, don't O'Connor presented the Presi- dent'with a small vial of the new trial vaccine which doctors hope eventually will conquer polio. JMrs. Elsenhower, as her contribution to the opening of the' polio drive, i i coin collctcion boothi In front of two local theaters, Here's Weather Here, Elsewhere FREEDOM ROAD American Marines put up barbed wire fences along the road that Korean and Chinese POWs will take after their release from prison camps Panmunjom. The Indian guards at -Fanmunjom plan to 22,200 of these prisoners one minute after rHidnight '-January 23. Weather, was generally fair In the west today except In western parts of Oregon and Washington where light rain was falling. Some rain is expected In Eureka tonight, but Sunday will be clear to partly cloudy, according to the weather bureau. It is colder than ormal by Just few degrees. Temperature Readings: HIGH LOW Albuquerque 61 32 Cheyenne 44 15 Denver .....49 Eugene ,..34 EUREKA 51 Fresno 54 Mcdford 42 Phoenix Portland Red Bluff Reno 43 Sacramento ........35 Salt Lake City 40 San Francisco ......55 Seattle 48 Spokane, Fearecl in; Slaying; Of Hospital Nurse; TORONTO Police today jailed a suspect in thc slaying of an attractive laboratory technician but nunics at St. Michael's Hospital feared a phantom killer stalked thc corridors and may strike again: Detectives said suspect was a former employe of the hospital. They booked him on a vagrancy charge while awaiting a report from the capital. "The phantom" fear stemmed from the fact that there, was no apparent' motive for the murder of popular Helen Boyle, 24, war found on the floor of a darkened laboratory on the floor. She lay in a coma'for 24' hours and died Thursday out regaining ologlsts said -(her skull bore two "savage" believed inflicted by a pipe or a wrench wielded with "tremendous Police' believed the killer someone who knew the six'th- floor layout. They had been questioning 'everyone, who. worked on.the floor, Elevator attendants said "no stranger got-off the night of Claim Gable Car-o To Save SAN FRANCISCO manager James H. Turner says the staff of. the-. Utilities Commission mcnd next Monday that-service on the entire California-St. car system-be Tv.rner said abandonment wcftild save, the Municipal-Rait- way $575,000 next year. The Muni Is expected (o lose a total of'fdur million dollars for fiscal 1934-55. California St. Cable Hall- road Company was -acquired by the city several years ago." It consists of three lines: Jones and Hyde arid the Jones St. shuttle. Meanwhile, the powerful downtown Association approved a-proposal by Supervisor Francis McCarty to consolidate the system. This-would 'mean- running-cable cars from California and'Market to Hyde, and north on -Hyde to'the present terminus at North 'However, "'Turner thought-that proposal would cost too much money In relocating tracks "and installing 'other facilities. Public Utilities Commission will meet Monday consider abandoning the systenvlt can'or- der bearing. Youth Stabbed In" SF Racial, WASHINGTON (U.R) Former President' Truman today, denied making the famous "red herring" remark widely attributed to him ih; connection with -the congressional investigation of Alger Hiss. The former President said a reporter' attending his first White House "news' conference In 1D4B asked. If the action of the Un- American Activities Committee "was not in the form- of a 'red herring to cover up what the Republican administration' In the BOth Congress done." 1 "I might Truman said. that's where it all never made any statement that there was a red'herring, al- the Republicans when they're. In power-always 'try to cover, up 'their, mistakes by attacking somebody or some Mr. added. Interview. the statement during a filmed.Interview at Kansas City with columnist Drew'Pearson to be as-part of a new televl- sloa series starting next week. An'unofficial transcript of the Aug. 5, 1948, news conference mentioned shows this exchange: Q. Mr. Presiderit, think the Hill spy" hearings are a good thing or do you think they are" a red herring to divert the anti-inflation program? 1 A. Yes, read you another statemenfon that since it up. Laughter. He read -a statement Republican leaders of 80th Congress'of refusing to let Congress vote on price control and otHer legislation for which He had called.It.into special session. And are -simply aured herring to.keep from doing what it we quote you on'that portion; of your-statement where you- said they were Just-a- red you can quote me. I said are- simply a herring. They are using, this-as a red herringjto' keep-from doing what they'ought to'do. GONE witness in-the state's case against four men accused trying to kill; 'CIO Presldept Walter, P. from 'his police guarded hideaway, it was GABLE MUST i PAY Ariz. OB Actor Clarke Gable must pay $4000 damages to Airs. Marry Lemme, 45, for', injuries she suffered in a collision -with the star's uiry Seven Teachers To Testify LA Hearing; LOS ANGELES OJ.PJ seven teachers were scheduled to testify today at the final hearing of thc state Senate Un-American Actlv- 111 Committee investigating communism in southern California public utilities and schols. Mrs. Charlotte Appcl, 27, an elementary i teacher, of Rivera, was the only one of six witnesses appearing yesterday who refused to testify- After her Mrs' Appel told reporters she had never been a member of the Communist party and disagreed with its views. But she said "the currcnl trend- toward which this committee exemplifies is thc greatest menace to our civil rights and liberties." Two high school teachers, Mrs Vera Leshln and Prlscilla Seattle denied any Communist affiliations and told of their experiences as members, of the former Local 430 of the American Federation of which was ousted from the AFL because of alleged Communist Shirley Siegel, 27, a clerk at Los Angeles City College, told the committee she knew of no groups such, as the American Youth, for Democracy arid the Labor Youth League at LACC. Student Norman RoberV Cor- wlri, 18, of Rosemead, a freshman at California. State Polytechnic College, of San Luis Obispo, denied ha was a member of the Communist Party and- said he would answer any question asked him, Big-Four Meeting Site Argued BERLIN four com mandants of divided Berlin met today to try to break the deadlock on selection of a site for the Big Four foreign ministers' conference, scheduled to start here Jan liary 25. U. S. Maj. Gen. Thomas Timberman, British Maj. Gen. C. F. C. Coleman, French Gen. Pierre Manceaux Demlau and Soviet Control Commissioner Sergei A. Dengln assembled to resume' the talks that produced no result in 614 hours Thursday, SAN FRANCISCO (IB A 15- 'car-otd high 'school boy was ex- iccted' to -recover from wounds suffered he as stabbed In. a short-lived riot etween Chinese American and white students. Virgil Davis was stabbed by a 'outh- Identified as a Chinese csterday when two rival gangs lashed after school hours. The angs fled from the scene when )avls fell to the ground with a ong clasp knife stuck 'in his ribs. Police said the violence was a Umax of a feud between Chl- lese American and white stu- ents at Galileo High School. The two factions mixed it up in free-for-all Thursday night fiat was broken' up by police. 20 42 46 32 36 43, 34 37' 09 33 21 37 36 30 Eurekan Killed When Struck Humboldt county traffic snuffed out the lives of two county residents Friday night, accounting for the total number of fatalities to dale In 1954. Dead were Edna P. Campbell, 40. of Miranda, and Thomas Dillon, 72, of Eureka. The Miranda woman was killed instantly when the car she was driving struck a tree one mile north of Miranda between 11 p. m. and midnight. Investigating officers of the California ilghway patrol reported she was alone when the accident occurred. Dillon was killed instantly after being struck by logging truck onc-hnlf mile Arcata on Highway 101 at 8:30 Friday night Investigating officers reported that Dillon was apparently walk- Ing towards on the wrong side of the highway. He was two or three feat out on the pavement- and--- dark clothes, they said. Dillon was struck by southbound logging truck driven by Virgil Stockdale, 38, of Arcota. He caught on the right front fender with'terrific The. body was taken to the Pierce Mortuary in Eureka: D1I- Ion had been a clerk at the El Monte Cigar store In Eureka. He Is survived by his wife, Mary, and five children including Caplain Adrian Dillon of the California highway patrol in Fresno. ROCKEFELLER PLEASED NEW YORK (in Standard Oil heir Wlnthrop Rockefeller said through his attorney he was "pleased" that. his estranged wife, Bobo. had accepted a 5 4 million dollar settlement In theat marital Order Tour Extra Copies Now! "NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA CENTURY OF PROGRESS EDITION" be published by the Eureka Newspapers, Inc. on Feb. 7. Over 200 exciting pares presenting the fascinating story of the past, prediction of things to come, and-depleting 100 years o'f progress In Northwestern California. a limited number of extra copies will be printed. To "Insure that you will have enough copies to send to your friends and relatives, place your order now. The regular price of the edition will be 50c per copy. A pre-publlcatlon price of 3 copies-for $1.25 will be offered until January 23. Just fill in the special coupon, enclose cash, personal check or order.In the correct amount and mall It today to the Eureka Newspapers, Inc. EUREKA NEWSPAPERS, mC. Eureka, California Enclosed please Enter my order for copies of your "NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA CENTURY OF PROGRESS EDITION" at your special pre- pnblicatlon price of 3 for 1.25 postpaid to any place In Ihe U. Send these copies to the following: I I I I i Nome Street I Town State I Name

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