The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on April 5, 1946 · 11
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 11

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Friday, April 5, 1946
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The Weather TTnited States Weather Bureau forecasts Generally cloudy today and tomorrow with earlT morning drizzles today and rain to morrow; cooler. Highest temperature yesterday, 72; lowest. 6a PART II -LOCAL NEWS TIMES OFFICE 202 Watt First Strtet Los Angelas 53, Col if. MAdiion 2345 VOL. LXV CC FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1946 CITY NEWS EDITORIAL SOCIETY with BILL HENRY WASHINGTON. - M. Leon Blum (pronounced "Bloom") does not look like a man who, having staggered past threescore years, would take it into his head to write a book on "Marriage" which would cause blushes in any language. VISITOR M a 1 1 e r of fact, neither does he look like the iort of a person junder whose administration French work-men got in the habit of assuming recumbent positions on the floors of their factories, thereby launching a world-wide wave of sit-down strikes and leaving their country without weapons when the Nazis hove in view. Chances are that M. Blum was not totally responsible for the French industrial collapse, and some people say he wasn't any too responsible when he wrote that book, but, at all events, M. Blum would like very much to have people forget about both those more or less notable moments in his career and listen carefully while he explains why Jt would be smart for us to open up a charge account for La Belle France at the United States Treasury. CONFERENCE Truth is that M. Blum puts up a very good argument. He held a press conference out at the Embassy this week. He sat there at a table flanked on his right by Ambassador Henri Bonnet and on his left by a fellow who looks like a Frenchman, answers to the British name of John Herbert and talks like a Frenchman or an Englishman with equal facility. He is one of the top United Nations interpreters (you may have seen photos gf him wearing a black mustache that makes him look the way Hank Mann used to in Keystone comedies) and the fact that he was brought down from Hunter College to interpret for M. Blum is a pretty good indication of the importance the French place on having M. Blum correctly interpreted. CAGEY M. Blum wears a gray suit, a vest, a hanky peeping from his breast pocket but not as neatly folded as Harry Truman's, and two pairs of hornrimmed spectacles which he changes from time to time. He has a grayish mustache and a sense of humor. He had notes written on yellow paper and when he had finished his prepared statement "he said he would answer questions, adding with a smile, "On ce donne au torture," which M. Herbert did not deign to translate, for some reason. M. Herbert referred to him always as "M. le President Blum" and M. Blum spoke at considerable length explaining, with good logic, why it would be good business for us to extend a line of credit to his country. TIME The conference went on for about an hour and finally one of the reporters tried to break it up with the "Thank you, Mr. President," which is a signal for all hands to dash for the taxis in this town. M. Blum let out a cry of anguish and confessed that he was prepared to answer one more question one which he had expected someone to ask but which, alas, no one had been sufficiently thoughtful to do and therefore he would have to bring the subject up himself. He then argued that the best way to beat postwar deflation which might come through the surplus production of good3 was to let our friends overseas have them, and he cited a lot of statistics which, he said, proved his point ARGUMENT He's a pretty cagey fellow, M. Blum. He could, he said, quickly solve one problem shipping. The United States, he understood, has lot3 of ships and few sail-, ors; France has no ships and many sailors. Solution let France have the ships. He said Frenchmen want to work. He said by 1930 they'll be on their feet. He quoted Henry Ford II that French workmen are excellent workers. He said French coal miners are back to peacetime production levels now. And he. coined a little "mot" for the occasion. "Peace," he said, "is indivisible and so is prosperity!" Proposed Gambling Ship Due for Rough Voyage Authorities to Act if Tony Cornero Pursues New Idea Tony Cornero's proposed new gambling ship is headed for rough sailing, it became apparent yesterday as Federal, State and county authorities reacted unfavorably to the "admiral's" plan. From Seattle came a report that Corneso has purchased the Aroostook, a 326-foot former At lantic coastal steamer which has been used as a Navy mine layer since World War I. The ship nojv is reported being fitted out in a Seattle shipyard for its mission of chance off Malibu. Federal Action Promised Disapproval from official quar ters hung over the project like smoke over a volcano. Said United States Sen. William F. Knowland of Oakland "In the event State laws are not adequate, the Federal gov ernment will have a responsibil ity to step in." Robert W. Kenny, State At torney General, announced flatly the State would move in "as soon as there appears to be any solicitation of business for the ships." Kenny Statement "Regardless of where he is on the high seas," said Kenny, "if he is conducting an operation and inducing citizens to go out and be fleeced, he comes in our jurisdiction. We would have am- P 1 3 - 1 J pie giuunus 10 cracjs. uuwn on Cornero. We will determine whether there would not be a conspiracy on the part of the public to aid and abet the viola tion of gambling laws by patronizing such a ship. "After all, the State got him once and if necessary will get him again." Pier Owners Deny Deal Owners of the -Malibu Pier said that the first they heard of any plan by Cornero to use their pier was what they read in the newspapers and that to their knowledge there is "no deal of any kind pending." In the Malibu Beach colony, Judge John L. Webster of Mali bu Justice Court, pioneer resident and leader in the commu nity, said: "Violence and crime Inevita bly follow gambling and, while some of the people up here might enjoy a bit of gambling themselves, they certainly would not want any gambling barges or casinos under their noses." Howser Broadside-Dist. Atty. Fred N. Howser also loosed this broadside: "I am absolutely opposed to it and will lead a vigorous fight against the operation of any il legal business of this nature." But amid all this verbal furor, uornero figuratively nippea a coin nonchalantly and allowed: "This time I'll be perfectly safe. I ve made sure of that. There'll be no way they can stop me from operating, because ev erything I do will be perfectly legal." S.E.G. Certified as Extras' Union The A.F.L. Screen Extras' Guild yesterday was certified by the National Labor Relations Board as the collective bargaining agen for the 3000 Holly wood motion-picture extra play ers. The union recently won a board-conducted election in com petition with the independent Screen Players' Union, which held the representation right for a little more than one year. I . - . vv I I: I I y ?v f . 7 - . t S.JH - v'-,g t Vi I h A-m-mM -m$m:mJ- TigMe&&&$tt m ft 1 Times Dhoto GETTING ALONG FINE Here's little Ramon Carbaja! Jr., pictured in incubator built by his father. Sister Cora, 3 years old, watches over baby. Incubator Built at Home Serves Tiny Baby Well When Ramon Carbajal's wife presented a baby to him last November he really had a problem. The baby, born in a Caesarean operation, weighed 2 pounds 1 ounce. Ramon, who runs a za-pateria, a little shoe repair shop, couldn't afford to buy an incubator. Yesterday Ramon proudly showed how he used a discarded electric heater, some scrap lumber, an old sheet, a bit of cardboard and a cheap thermometer to fill the bill. More proudly he and Senora Carbajal pointed to Ramon Jr., who now weighs 11 pounds and has a veritable Palm Springs tan. ' The baby lived in an incubator at General Hospital for 10 weeks, by which time he weighed 5 pounds and was removed to his home at 645 Alpine St. He was transferred to a wicker basket which rests atop an old steamer trunk inclosed by the five-foot-high incubator of wood CONTINUOUS SALES OF TAX-DEEDED LANDS PROPOSED What will amount to practically a continuous sale of tax-deeded lands in Los Angeles County until 70,000 parcels have been sold and the properties put back on active tax rolls will be inaugurated, if approved, by the Board of Supervisors. Plans were made at a conference yesterday to eon-duct tax-deeded, 1 a n d sales at least three times a week, providing approval is ob-; tained from the Board of Supervisors and provisions are made for extra help to handle them. INDOOR GAMES TOURNEY MARKS BOYS' WEEK HERE Observing Boys' Week, the Los Angeles Times Boys' Club and the All Nations Boys' Club last night played an inddor games tournament at the Times Boys' clubhouse, 2411 N. Broadway. Divided into junior and senior divisions, matches were played in pool, checkers and ping-pong with the Times club winning, 7 to 4. In senior pool John Mojica. Henry Neassen and Albert Mojica, Times Boys' Club, defeated Tony Burch. Bob San-dovak and Roy Perez. In senior checkers Joe Morales, Times club, beat Ray Perez, and in senior ping-pong Albert Mojica, Rudy Parra and Chino Chavez, Times club, beat Jerry Licon, Tony Salcido and Louis Altura. In the junior games Malcolm Smith, Edward Vasquez and Chon Carmona, All Nations, beat Andy Martinez, Tony Lujon and Robert Chavez at pool; Chon Carmona, All Nations, beat Louis Spagnola at checkers, and Mal colm Smith, All Nations, won his pool contest from Andy Mar tinez. Russell Ditmar and Bob Fiske directed the contests. Saturday the Times Boys' Club will send 35 boys to San Diego for a three-cornered track meet with San Diego and San Pedro boys' clubs. The meet will begin at 11 a.m. at Balboa Stadium, and sheet. Cardboard shields a light globe above. The thermometer gauges the heat provided by the electric heater, fastened on an old light standard, and by a kitchen stove near by. The whole idea was dreamed up by Mrs. Bessie Zdvorak, City Health Department nurse. She also added another suggestion which proved helpful on unusually cold nights wrapping hot bricks securely and placing them at the foot of the baby's basket. Son Born to Director and Mrs. William Wyler The two young daughters of Film Director William Wyler had a baby brother to wonder at yesterday when Mrs. Wyler, the former Margaret .Tallichet, gave birth to a son at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Weighing nine pounds one ounce, he was named William Jr. His sisters are Cathy, 6, and Judy, 3. Army to Show SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES Ik Sffinnfh ROW OVER JURISDICTION Annual Observance Tomorrow to Display Air Defense Center What our Army has done and is prepared to do again if necessary will be recounted and re-emphasized tomorrow in Los Angeles' annual observance of Army Day. Features ot the celebration will include an "open house" at Municipal Airport at noon when warplanes, radar in action and a Jet-propelled P-80 share honors. The famed Flying Fortress "The bwoose ' omciauy will be pre sented to the city at 2 p.m. as a permanent war memorial. To keep things militarily mer-ry, three bands will play, drill teams will perform and, in a realistic Army Day touch, recruits will be sworn in. Banquet at Biltmore A banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the Biltmore will climax the day's activities. Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker, deputy commander of the Army Air Forces, and Adm. William H. Standley, commander-in-chief of the Military Order of the World Wars, will share speaking honors. Capt. Frank J. Buckley is Army Day general chairman. Allowed for the first time will be public inspection of the air defense and air search and rescue control center at 8929 Wonderland Ave. in West Hollywood, known in military circles as Los Angeles Control Group. Jets to Be Displayed At Muroc Army Airfield, "home of the jet," Col. A. F. A Kluever, field commander, has been authorized to display the four newest types of jet aircraft: the Lockheed P-80 record-break er, the Consolidated Vultee P-81, the Republic P-84, now undergo ing initial tests, and the Douglas XB-43. twin jet bomber. Flying wings also will be on exhibit, as will various types of equipment used at the sprawling Muroc flight test base. No cameras will be allowed. The pro gram will open at 1 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. At Long Beach Army Airfield a war-developed rocket, which is destined for a journey 42 miles into the stratosphere, will be on display when the 6th Ferrying Group holds "open house" from 12 to 4 p.m. Brazil Names New Vice-Consul Here News of the appointment of Vinicius de Morais, now in Rio de Janeiro, to the post of Vice-Consul for Brazil here, has been received by Consul Affonso Portugal, it was disclosed yesterday by Chancellor A. Diniz at the Consulate in Hollywood. Vice-Consul de Morais will replace Octavio A. Dias Carneiro, who recently left to fill an important secretarial post in the Brazilian Embassy in Washington. . " '-. ky: .y... yyy,yyy-y:yyyy'yy yy-y y y.i . " '" k . f. A zr'y ;--.Jj. V A I I f ....'A96aCv,l. A! Time cnoto BEREAVED Mrs. Marguerite Beery, widow of Noah Beery Sr., on arm of Noah Beery Jr. at funeral of veteran star of stage and screen. At right is Mrs. Noah Beery Jr. A W JP photo AT RITES Wallace Beery and his daughter, Carol Ann, arrive at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park for the funeral yesterday of his brother. Actor Noah Beery Sr. Hundreds 'Pay Respects at Noah Beery Funeral Marked by simplicity in keeping with the family's wishes, the funeral of Noah Beery Sr., vet eran stage and screen star, was conducted yesterday in the Wee Kirk o the Heather at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. A brief graveside service followed. Final tribute was paid the 64- 3'ear-old actor, who died here Monday of a heart attack, by scores of friends, many of whom appeared in pictures with Beery during his 25 years in Holly wood. Visibly moved by his brother's passing, Actor Wallace Beery attended the services with his daughter, Carol Ann. Noah had Ttmei ohot IN CUE TILT Tony Lujon, Los Angeles Times Boys' Club, plays Edward Basquez, All Nations Boys' Club, in pool tourney which was part of Boys' Week observance. Goal Passed for Red Cross in Westwood Westwood Village's big Red Cross scoreboard zoomed past the $110,000 "goal" mark yesterday as the West District paced all major geographic divisions in going over the top for the third successive year in fund-raising drives. H. Clay Best, volunteer chairman for the district, reported a collection of $114,366, with house-to-house canvassers remaining in the field until April 12 to complete callbacks. Paul K. Yost, chairman of other house-to-house crews working toward a $4,235,000 quota, said that in the metropolitan area West Wilshire area teams are leading with 89 per cent of quota. attended a birthday party for Wally the night before his death. The widow, Marguerite Lind-sey Beery, was with the actor's son, Noah Jr., who followed his father to stardom in Hollywood. Also in attendance was the elder of the three Beery brothers, Will, and members of his family. Among the throng of several hundred persons who filled the church were Cecil B. De Mille, Jesse Lasky, Eddie Mannix and Mitchell Lewis, all close friends of Beery. Floral tributes were sent by many fellow plavers, among them William S. Hart, William Farnum, Blanche Ring, Leon Er-rol, Roy Atwell and Charles Irwin. Officiating at the service was Dr. H. Ross Shaffer, pastor of the Grandview Community Presbyterian Church. John Lambert, baritone, was soloist. Rift Grows After McKay Accusation in Woman's Case Tw o Superior Court judges took up cudgels in the fracas between Judge William R. McKay and the District Attorney's office yesterday over consolidation of the Bette Slaymaker check cases and refused to abide by Judge McKay's orders placing the cases pending against her in Long Beach and Pasadena in his court for trial. The row broke out Wednesday when Judge McKay accusM deputies of Dist. Atty. Howser'a Long Beach and Pasadena branch offices with "rank and absolute violation of court orders." Judge's Allegation Judge McKay alleged the deputies had failed to follow his instructions under which he had sought to save Mrs. Slaymaker, a reported expectant mother, long automobile rides to the outlying courts for various hear-in srs. Yesterday, Judge Leslie Still of the Long Beach court accused Judge McKay of having a "highhanded and czaristic attitude" in the Slaymaker case. "No permission on my part had been granted for consolidating the cases," Judge Still declared in his letter to Judsre McKay. "You had no Jurisdiction under the court rules to take any action regarding this case without my approval. I had no knowledge that there was another case of the people vs. Slaymaker in any other branch court of the county Beat." No Request Received Judge Frank C. Collier of the Pasadena branch also said he would refuse to consolidate the cases and declared he had received no request for variance in court procedure. "The case against Mrs. Slaymaker will go on next Monday whether She has counsel or not," Judge Collier declared. Judpe Collier also defended Dep. Dist. Atty. John Galliano, who had been upbraided by Judge McKay for his alleged "insolence" in the case. Attorney Praised "Mr. Galliano has been assigned to my court for a number of months and I have jet to observe any ungentlemanly conduct in either word or deed dur ing that entire time. He is a very able prosecutor," Judge Collier wrote to Judge McKay. Dist. Atty. Howser, who has launched an investigation into Judge McKay's charges, was in El Centro attending a District Attorneys' convention and was not available for comment. It was also learned that Mrs. Slaymaker's attorney, William Rosenthal, was readying action by which Mrs. Slaymaker could be transferred to a private hospital for a complete checkup. More Executives Join Cancer Drive More business executives yes terday joined the fight against cancer, A. J. Gock, State campaign chairman during Cancer Control Month, announced. Taking membership on a committee intent on attaining California's $850,000 goal were George L. Pieper, George F. Pfaffen-berger, Irvin Kaiser and Ralph Pringle. "We joined in this fight," Pieper explained, "because it is the responsibility of everyone, particularly of businessmen, to see that the current fund drive is a success. Cancer too often takes key executives and skilled workers at the peak of their usefulness. And the economic loss annually runs into millions of dollars." ESTATE BATTLE SETTLED BY LUPE VELEZ'S SISTER Bitter and protracted litigation over the $250,000 estate left by the late Lupe Velez, the Mexican film actress who ended her life at the peak of her career, came to a virtual end yesterday when the Superior Court was informed that her sister, Mrs. Josefina Anderson, had accepted $3870 in settlement of all her claims. Under the agreement, a copy of which was filed with the court, Mrs. Anderson dismisses her contest of the will and drops claims for $45,900. The will gave Mrs. Anderson nothing. tfrs. Anderson had claimed $25,000 on the basis of an agree ment assertedly made with Miss Velez in November, 1944, and which provided that she would take care of a child Miss Velez then expected would be born to her and Harold Ramond, actor. When Miss Velez killed herself Dec 13, 1944. she left a note expressing inability to face an unwed mother's "shame." The will gave Mrs. Beulah Kinder, Miss Velez's secretary, one-third of the estate and provided that the rest be set up in two trusts, each to yield $150 a month for Miss Velez's mother, Mrs. Josefina Veipz of Mexico City, and her father. Jacoho VU lalobos of Monterrey, Mex.

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