The Times from San Mateo, California on February 20, 1961 · Page 3
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San Mateo, California
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Monday, February 20, 1961
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Postal Center is OK'd (See Story CoL 3) INDEX Births, Deaths 4 Business, Stocks 8" Classified 1"-20 Comics 21 Editorial 16 Feature Page 17 Peninsula News 13-M Sports -9-11 Foster, TV, Radio 13 Theaters' 15 Women's News $· And Daily News Leader A HOME OWNED NEWSPAPER WEATHER Fair tonight and tomorrow. Low temperature tonight, 46 degrees; high tomorrow, 6S. Gentle winds. San Francisco-fair through tomorrow. Vol. 61-No. 43 2 Sections 22 PAGES SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1961 lOc PER COPY-$1.50 PER MONTH STRIKE GROUNDS AIRLINES Crashes Kill 6; Paul Speegle's Son a Victim Four San Mateo county residents died this weekend in auto accidents here and elsewhere in the Bay Area the son of newspaper columnist Paul Speegle was killed in a collision in Palo Alto, and a young man injured in a February 9 accident died at Peninsula hospital without ever having regained consciousness Facility to Be Built on So. Delaware Approval of site and plans by the bureau of facilities of the postmaster general's office for San Mateo's new $600,000 federal post office and mail distribution center, was announced todav in Washington, B.C., by Con- LBJ Plane Crashes; Veep Wasn't on It AUSTIN. Tex. CAP)--Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson's luxurious private plane was found smashed today in a pasture near his ranch with the pilot and copilot dead. They were the only ones aboard the craft which vanished Sunday night on a , 65-mile flight from Austin to the Johnson ranch. Johnson, himself, was at his ranch home near Johnson City and conducted an all-night search for the missing Convair 240. (In Washington, a spokesman for Johnson said the vice president had been scheduled to fly to Washington this morning in the twin-engine C o n v a i r which crashed. The plane was being ferried from Austin to the ranch for that purpose when bad weather forced it to turn back for Austin. The two-engine craft crashed in rugged hill country during foggy weather. Those killed were pilot Harold Teague and copilot Charles Wil liams, both of Austin. The San Antonio News said the plane, a former commercial air liner, was owned by Johnson and a number of political supporters It was used in last year's presi dential campaign. William F. Durham, 51, Fourteenth avenue, Menlo Park gressman J. Arthur Younger and U. S. Senator Clair 67? JEn g le. The new 50,000 square foot Florence Ann Durham, 56, his wife and passenger. Paul Lanz Speegic Jr., 16, of Los Altos. Frank Michael Mullen, 60. 536 Beech street. San Bruno. Eileen Joyce Oallahan, 38, 960 Rosewood drive, San Mateo. John A. McNamara. 22, ' Edgevvood drive, San Mateo. Petaluma Accident Four persons--The Menlo Park couple and two Santa Rosa residents -- were killed at 12:30 a.m. today in a grinding head-on auto crash on Highway 101 a mile and a half south of-Petaluma. The California. Highway Patrol said one of the cars, driven by Durham, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the divided highway. Witnesses said the other driver, Richard M. Lucas, 2S, of Santa Rosa, swerved in a desperate ast-second effort to avoid a col- ision, but could not get out of [ie way of the Durham car. Killed, in addition to the two rivers, were Mrs. Durham, 58. and Lucas' passenger, Quanah Shields Freitas, 26, of Santa Rosa. : 50 a.m. today when the car in vhich he was a passenger crashec at high speed near the Stanforc university campus. Three others in the car were hurt. Highway Patrolman William Mintline, said the auto, driven by :hyran Lee Adams, 26. of 2100 Santa Cruz avenue, Menlo Park crashed at 1:50 a.m. on Fremont ·wenue near Junipero Serra bou- TIMES SERVICE new U. S. Veterans hospital. The car veered off the roadway H you do not receive your copy of The Times by your usual time, please call Diamond 3-1831 so that we may get your newspaper to you promptly. Since our telephone switchboard closes at 7:50 p. sn., you must telephone us before that time. "Our mover was an expert . . HE WAS FROM MAYFLOWER C. A. BUCK- MAYFLOWER 815 WoodjideWay San Mateo Dl 4*6341 Palo Alto Death Young Speegle was killed at said. on a curve. Mintline overturned twice.- Goes For Aid One of the passengers, Garcia, 18,1339 Willow road, Men o Park, climbed out of the wreck- cost," Younger declared. age and, although injured, man buildins will be on the west side of South Delaware street at Garvey street in almost the exact geographical center of the city, on property to be purchased from L. C. Smith company at a cost of 5265,600. Bids to be Called Younger said that as soon as final plans are completed, bids will be called. The builder will be required to buy the property, construct the building and, in turn, lease it to the post office department. In this manner, the entire sroject is developed with private capital and there is no outlay ol capital funds by the government. The government will eventually acquire ownership of the buildin., on the lease-purchase agreement. The site itself has 133,300 square feet, covering ZVi acres, with access to Bayshore freeway, El Caiuino Real and Nineteenth avenue. There Is 320 feet of frontage on Delaware, and 415 feet of frontage on Garvey, a short street extending west from Delaware between Sixteenth and Nineteenth avenues. All types of postal window service will be handled by the new James J. Kehoe. The presenl downtown post office will be ice post office, he said. Kehoe also will maintain his office downtown. . Avoid Congestion Younger pointed out that the new facility is in line with modernized operation of the post office whereby all mail handling facilities are established at loca- 74,000 Layoffs Due As Plane Services Cut Two big airlines ordered a complete shutdown today under the impact of a wildcat strike, by a relatively small union. Operations of four other lines were heavily curtailed. About 74,000 employes faced layoffs. The staggering effects, building up from a four-day- old walkout of flight engineers, forced one of the most widespread stoppages in commercial aviation history. American Airlines and Trans 6 Followers Of Lumumba Are Executed NO PLANES TODAY--A bewildered would-be passenger stands all alone in a near-empty San Francisco International Airport here today. All flights except those of United Air Lines were cancelled due-to the wildcat strike of flight -engineers. (AP Wtrephoto) $5.6 Billion Education Bill Sent to Congress it;u wui uc iiciiiuieu uj LUC new ·· - L^**-.^-^ ...^. * · facility, according to Postmaster dent Kennedy sent Congress today UU\VIHU\VII JAJSL VHIH.C win L/C program wniui vvuuju auu.iwj.xi.c maintained as a full public sen'- $5,6 billion in federal grants and t/vn rvnrt nf¥if* Via e-oi/1 TToVino i 4-. U,.!7J AnViliri c"/»V»ri/]c- WASHINGTON (UPD -- Presi-ambitious" and said he planned to push his own, smaller substitute. Senate Democratic Leader Mike dansfield, Mont,, called it "excel- a controversy-laden education program which would authorize :oans to build public schools, Doost teachers' .salaries and increase college opportunities. Key provisions of the President's special message would: --Authorize federal grants of $2.3 billion for public school con evard, a short distance from the tions away from congested busi- struction and :or the next ness areas to place them at strategic locations where ample room and and ease of traffic flow are important points. the "This results in improved effi- Jerry cieney of operation and better mail service to the public at less Kehoe said that in addition to d e to get to a telephone at the the new facilities for mail nan- Veterans' hospital. Palo Alto po- dling, a huge garage facility will .ice, first on the scene, admin istered first aid until an ambu ance arrived. Adams, Garcia, and Allen Trist, 18, 2026 Sand Hill road, Menlo Park, were admitted to Palo \lto-Stanford hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. Attendants said Adams sustained serious chest injuries. The elder Speegle is drama editor of the San Francisco News- Call Bulletin and a former resident of Menlo Park. He and his estranged wife, Lil- (Plcasc See Page 2, Column 1) Congress Gets Aid Measures be established on the site to main- of the 300 mail trucks all post offices in San tain all used at f -Mateo county and scores of the new "Mailsters," the t h r e e wheeled vehicles used by postmen who'deliver in flat areas. The new San Mateo postal facility has long been sought by Younger, Kehoe and civic leaders who all expressed enthusiasm over the "go ahead" given the project. Younger estimated that con struction could possibly get underway in 90 to 120 days with completion scheduled for late this year. It was indicated by regional (Please See Page 2, Column 4) WASHINGTON (UPD - President Kennedy moved _ today to start congressional action on his plan for liberalizing social security benefits and provide federal aid for redeveloping areas hard hit by 'unemployment. ' Kennedy sent to the House anc Senate proposed bills to carry out bis recommendations made as part of his program to boost the nation's sagging economy. The depressed areas bill woulc set up a $200 million revolving fund to make loans, authorize $75 million in grants for improving public facilities and authorize an- (Plcasc See Pag* 2, Column 4) teachers' salaries three years, with each state deciding how much of the money would go for each function. The money would equal a minimum of $15 for every pubic school student '"in average daily attendance." --Establish a five-year program of state-administered scholarships for up to 212,500 "talented and needy" college students at an over-all federal cost of S577.S million. The average scholarship would be $700; the maximum would be $1,000. Colleges and universities would get $350 a year additional for teaching each federal scholarship student. States would have to pass out the scholarships competitively "without regard to sex, race, creed or color." --Extend the college housing loan program for five years at S250 million annually, and provide $300 million a year in loans for five years to help_ build college classrooms, laboratories, libraries and related academic facilities. Democrats and Republicans immediately split over the bin. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. HI., called it "rather Ask Extended Jobless Pay MIAMI BEACH (UPD - The 4FL-CIO Executive council opened its annual mid-winter meeting today and .immediately called for extended federal aid :or the jobless who have ex- nausted their workmen's.compen- ent" and noted that the president iad assured state and local con- rol of higher education. Kennedy, the first Roman Cath- lic to serve in the White House, made a special point of noting hat parochial and private elementary and secondary schools vould be excluded from the program. "In accordance wrth the clear prohibition of the Constitution, no elementary or secondary school unds are allocated for constructing church schools or paying sation. Labor's high command termed this the nation's "most pressing problem." It asked Congress to adopt im mediately bills offered by the Kennedy Administration in this field, along with amendments AFL-CIO leaders outlined in Washington last week. George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, presided at the closed- door meeting of the council anc later met with reporters for a question and answer session. Meany said the council had no intention of taking up the fligh engineers -wildcat walkout that has tied up airline travel across the nation. He said he had done everything he could "and more," but to no avail. Meany,said in his opinion the only solution to the multiple labor problems facing the airlines is a single union. _,, Airlines and Trans World Airlines, two of the nation's biggest air carriers, announced they will halt all flight operations at midnight. Most of their service already had been halted. They sent furlough notices to most of their 44,000 ewployes- 20,000 by TWA and .14,000 by American. Only those needed for housekeeping functions were to be kept on. Pan American also said it was laying off all its 20,000 employes in a move that will shut down all its flights--except possibly two Tuesday. The tide of layoffs planned by three other airlines would bring the total to 74,000. At San Francisco International Airport the lines at the United Air Lines ticket counter today con- nued to grow, since this is the nly major domestic airline which ill is booking passengers to astern points. There have been BO pickets ere since about 3 p.m. Saturday irport offidals said. Outgoing assenger traffic from the air acility nomuilly is about 14,000 ersons per d;ry. United Air Lines eponed all flights out are loaded o near-capacity, although reser- ations and stand-by reservations are being taken. United said this amounts to bout 6000 passengers per day. The airlines are co-operating to Hint passengers reservations rom the struck firms to United, church school teachers' salaries,' the President said. Kennedy, in an effort to wir over lawmakers, fearful of federal control of schools, said "education must remain a matter of state and load control, and higher education a matter of individual choice." But he said the nation's "twir goals must be: a new standard ol excellence in education--and the availability of such excellence to all who are willing and able to pursue it." "This is a modest program with ambitious goals," Kesnedy told Congress. "For some 40 years the Congress has wrestled with this problem and searched for a workable solution. I believe tha we now have such a solution; ant that this Congress in this year wil make a land-mark contribution to American education." Federal aid to be provided foi elementary and secondary publk schools would be distributed under a formula giving, poorer states such as Mississippi, a bigger rela- (Please See Page 2, Column 2) Katanga Threatens to Fight UN ELISABETHVILLE, The Congo (UPf) -- President Moise Tshombe of Katanga today threatened to oppose the United Nations 41 the Cong" with arms and accused Guinea and Ghana of touching off violence here on orders from Moscow. ··;. Tshombe warned the U.N. against trying to disarm the rival Congolese armies ami denounced suggestions that all Belgian technicians be expelled. The attack was made even while the U.N. headquarters in Leopoldville announced that Gen. Sean-MacKeon would.try to per- suade Congolese Maj. Gen. Jo-: seph Mobutu to halt his offensive against the Lumumbist stronghold of Oriental province. Tshombe leveled his charges in a note to the United Nations and ; a news conference. .-·: He accused the UJX, of- plotting a "new colonial regime to -be imposed and maintained by foreign armies" and said the people of Katanga would oppose this with "all means possible, including the resort to arms.'" wake of reports that a new military strongman had seized command on the Lumumbist faction in the Congo in a bid to restore peace. Rajeswswar Dayal, special UJJ. representative in the Congo, told a news'conference that Macfceon, Congo U. N. military commander, would meet with Mobutu "somewhere in the Equatorial Province" Tuesday. He said Msckeon wfll try to get Mobutu to agree to talks with intervention was announced m "the ports from Stanley vflle indicate! Lundula had grabbed the reins of power from self-styled Premie Antoine Gizenga who has been supported by the Communist bio and its "friends. . The reports, not officially con firmed, said Londula had sen peace overtures to Mobutu, wh has supported the regime of pro Western. Joseph Kasavubu, an premier Joseph Deo in Leopolc vffle. Daya! said Mackeon wfll fly_on isort to arms. ivivuuui tu deicc m fim.-, »ivn ^«^^ MacKeon's attempt at ..personal Gen. .Victor Lundula, commander to : Stanleyvffle from nis- meeting of-the rival-Congolese forces. Ks- with-Mobutu. under a strike insurance agree ment, so all but a few persons are being forced to cancel trips East. Affected Locally Affected locally are Pan Amerian Airways, which serves the 'acific and near-east points, and ies to Europe over the Pole; Trans World Airlines, which has oth domestic and foreign flights; \merican Airlines, which services ie transcontinental and Southeast omestic routes; and Western Air mes, which serves the Western tates area. Gov. Brown telephoned Labor secretary Arthur Goldberg toda after conferring with flight en gineers who are protesting a Na tional Mediation Board decision. "He was noncommittal," Brown old the engineers. "He said to ,ell you he's working on a solu ion." Seven of the protesters--repre senting 150 uniformed engineer who marched around the Capito during the conference -- said (hi Mjard decision means their Fligh engineers Union would merg with the Air Line Pilots Associa ion arid they would be buried a he bottom of the seniority list. Brown replied that he could no judge the merits of their case (Please See Page 2, Column 5) Rain Doubted For Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cal fornia may get a little more rain Tuesday as far south as - Poin Arena and Redding, the Weathe Bureau said today. The forecast was for continue fair weather through Tuesda over the southern two-thirds the state. Temperatures rose today to normal or a little above for the season and should continue in tne mfld range jn most of California through Tnesday. : UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (UPD ·· --Six followers of slain Patrice umumba were executed after ieir deportation by Congo Presi- ent Joseph Kasavubu into the ongo's violently anti-Lumummst asai Province, Secretary-general ")ag Bammarskhold told the Se- urity 'Council today. Soviet Ambassador Valerian A. orin charged that the Kasavubu ovemmeat "is carrying out a .ampaign of systematic extermination of the national leaders f the Congo." He put full blame on Hammar- kjold and Belgium for support f the Congo regime o£_ Kasavubu, ecessionist leader Moise Eshom- and army strongman Maj. . Joseph D. Mobutu. Zorin demanded the arrest of Tshombe and Mobutu. Council Adjourns The council adjourned almost at nee after hearing Hammarskold's announcement shock. It greed to Liberian Ambassador "teorge A. Padmore's request for djournment until 3 p.m., EST, to wrmit him to consult other African delegates. U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Steenson said he was instructed to express our shock, revulsion and indignation" at the latest "exam- le of barbarity." Zorin seized upon the announcement as the basis for a compre- ensive speech. He recalled that e had opposed the council's week- nd adjournment last Friday and aid "every day's postponement s untying the hands of the terrorist regime is now rag- ng in Leopoldville and Kataaga." "We are convinced," Zorin said. 'that if the United Natons continues its passive attitude in the (Please Sec Page 2, Column 4) SAN MATEO MUTUAL SAVINGS SAVE by MAIL pfcoce: tnd 4-1734 OXford 7-4497 INSURED SAVINGS f*4mt Kom« toon Moat f film SAN MATEO MUTUAL SAVINGS FOUNDED 1696 ft*. Office.- 417 '"So. B Street SW Y ,

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