The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on April 20, 1962 · 5
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Friday, April 20, 1962
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2 Airliners' Brush With Disaster WASHINGTON, April 19. 4UPI) Two airliners with 61 persons aboard flirted with death for 42 minutes recently vthen they accidently vere assigned to the same "holding" altitude in a thick overcast, It was revealed. j The near-tragedy occurred near Washington National Airport March 21. The Fed-: eral Aviation Agency confirmed the incident but declined to comment further, pending a news conference Friday at which FAA Administrator Najeeb E. Halaby was expected to reveal additional details. ONLY A MIRACLE Reliable sources said only a miracle kept the two planes from colliding. They both were told to hold over Springfield, Va., at 7.000 feet. They flew a normal "race track" holding pattern for nearly an hour without realizing, they were at the same altitude. CIRCLING SLOW " The two aircraft had been ordered to fly a one-minute holding pattern, making a 90-degree turn every 60 seconds. Inasmuch as a Viscount has less fuel capacity than an Electra, it undoubtedly was circling slower to conserve fuel. This meant the larger and faster aircraft could have passed it at least four times during the 42-minute brush with potential catastrophe. The first indication either pilot had of the other's presence came when the United captain heard Eastern report he was leaving 7,000 feet Some sources believed the only reason they did not collide was the fact that a Viscount has shorter turning radius and probably stayed slightly Inside the Electra's path.; $750-Month Won By Coffee Heiress Says Husband ii: Was Violent Guatemala coffee plantation heiress Anna Maria liar rington won $730 a month temporary support for herself and two children at a preliminary divorce hearing yesterday. The attractive brunette, active in charity work here, is seeking a divorce from her husband, Ralph Harrington, 59, wealthy millinery manu facturer'a representative, on charges of extreme cruelty. Mrs. Harrington, 39, is also asking for custody of the couple's sons, Peter, IS, and Kent. 9, half of "more than $300,000" in community property, and $1,500 a month support. In the complaint her attor ney. Morns Lowentnat, filed in January, Mrs. Harrington charged her husband "violently struck" her on several occasions. Superior Judge Joseph Karesh continued in effect a restraining order preventing Harrington from disposing oi any of the couple's property, molesting h?r or coming to their home at 110 San Benito Way, pending outcome of their divorce trial. , Mrs. Harrington, the former Anna Maria Aguilar, was left part of her family'! coffee plantation holdings and subsequently sold her interest to pay household expenses since her Dec. 7, 1945 marriage because her husband "wouldn't allow her enough," Lowenthal said. Ship Tickets SEATTLE, April 19.-4AP) Fifty pickets who said they were just "good American etizens" picketed the Polish ship Anista L. Thursday as she loaded grain for Toland. W' V::::::: r:J viiiillilj ; . ' l I - v -.w js1.::::;: ' ' f iff r Jury Rips 'Too Mucli Welfare' The 1961 Alameda County Grand Jury Issued a final re port yesterday that was criti cal of many facets of the county's administration, but was most sharp about public welfare outlays. A 52 page report was sub mitted by jury foreman Wil- 1am F. Knowland, former Senator and unsuccessful can didate for Governor. "Almost half the county tax dollar Is committed to welfare and . . . the aid to needy children program Is the one most vulnerable to attack," the report said. "The ANC program has been in effect in California for a quarter of a century. and (has) degenerated into ittle more than a 'dole.' Ob viously unfit mothers are allowed to raise children in mmoral and unwholesome atmosphere. OVERLAPS "It Is not unusual to find from two to four . . . depart ments servicing the same family or individual members thereof; each setting up its own forms, rendering its own or some service common to the other departments, and maintaining its exclusive files." - Also raised was the ques tion of whether the county is collecting more money from the public than it needs. The jury said "considerably more identification and justification" is needed for the $18,324,925 listed as "unap propriated surplus" and the $53,900,000 in inactive bank accounts. Nevada Calls SP Service HEIRESS IN COURT Anna Marie Marring ton a$ the won divorce. Builders' Memories of Gate Bridge Chinatown Gate f Closed The Mayor's Citizens Com mittee to Improve Chinatown yesterday wiped the slate clean on six years of effort to acquire a Chinatown gate Bush St. and Grant Ave. The group headed by the Rev. T. T. Taam decided to abandon the Chinatown gate 'Infc Eight men who played important roles In construction of the Golden Gate Bridge had a picnic aboard the Harbor King yesterday. One of the arguments against th j bridge, they were reminded, was that San Francisco would be overrun by picnickers from Marin County. This got a laugh from others aboard that rocked the boat but the eight guests of honor didn't seem to think it was too funny. The occasion was sort of an advance observance of the 25th anniversary of the bridge, which was opened to traffic on May 28, 1937. PREVIEW OF FILM KPIX gave the picnic. KPIX picked up the tab for all the champagne and box lunches because KPIX is doing a documentary on the bridge at 7:30 p. m. May 1. And the picnic included a preview of the documentary film, as the Harbor King cruised by the bridge. The film made daredevil heroes, not of the picnicking guests of honor, but of the forgotten men who risked life and limb ih building the bridge that couldn't be built The guests of honor, all con struction supervisors and foremen, risked their lives too. But they all survived to play leading roles in the docu mentary film. One of them, Walter Ca they, 63, now a Sacramento engineering contractor, super vised construction of the mamouth piers that house the San Francisco and Marin towers. Cathey recalled that each pier is about the size of a 10-story building. He told also of "bombing" the ocean floor to dig craters for the fenders within which the piers are set. Others described the business of feeding white-hot rivets through pneumatic tubes to men working on the towers, the violent seasickness of the tower "steeple jacks" when an earthquake hit, the spinning of the cables from tower to tower, the plight of a watchman marooned overnight on a single plank walkway between the towers. The eight picinickers also recalled in dramatic detail the tragedy of Feb. 17, 1937, when a traveling scaffold with 11 men aboard jumped the track and plummeted through a safety net 220 feet into the sea. One man leaped for a gird er and hung on until hoisted to safety. Two men working in the net went with those on the scaffold. Ten men died. M e m b e r s of the all-star KPIX cast, in addition to Cathey: Capt. Randolph Rudy Pct-tersen, 74, retired former Sausalito councilman and Marin County supervisor; Charles Bender, 54, estimator for an O a k 1 a n d structural steel painting firm; Howard Schirmer, 60, sales manager for Bethlehem Sttel's fabricated steel construction division. Erwln Kurtz, 63, operations manager for Bethlehem's Pacific Coast fabricating division; Wesley Getts, 51, chief engineer of the Hetch Hetchy water supply division; Charles Hepworth, 68, retired foundry executive; Richard Evans. 73, retired operator of Welding Service Sales. The cult of Isis, whleh promised immortality and bodily resurrection, challeng ing Christianity for a time nor RENO, April 19. (UPD-The Nevada Public Service Commission accused the Southern Pacific Thursday of providing inferior service on its Overland run between San Francisco and Odgen, Utah. George Allard, PSC chair man, told a hearing of the Interstate commerce commis sion that the cleanliness of the cars had decreased since January, 1961, and the sched ule of the train was "highly inconvenient." The SP is seeking to aban don runs 27 and 28. The line claims it is losing $1.5 million a year because of lack of customers. .y.xBfflfttfr-Pagt 5 FrlJy,Af.:0,6I CCCC project and try, instead, to kindle interest in a Grant Ave. ornamental arch. It would be situated on Grant, between Clay and Washington Sis., near the center of the famous foreign quarter. Instead of being just a glamorous tourist eye-catcher, the arch would be a form of commemorative structure, to call attention to the Chinese contribution to the last century of California history. Regretfully the Mayor's group tabled the familiar Bush St. gate concept. It was doomed, actually, two wecki ago when Chief Administrative Officer Sherman P. Duckcl refused to allow $100,. 000 toward construction. The city has set aside $33,. 000 for a Chinatown gateway project. But all plans so far devised by architect Eugene Chinn failed to fit thia purse. 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SCIENTIST Sin Francisco All Art Cwdiallj Invittd He was not referring to the awe-inspiring panorama of Grand Canyon but to the huge jet. For beauty comes to Bruce only through his sense of feel, hearing and sound. Bruce was one of several sightless boys and girls in a group of 41 handicapped San Francisco children invited by TWA to participate in its preview flight of the Star-Stream. : The 121-passenger giant goes into its regular service on TWA's San Francisco-New York run April 27. C3 ' , -.'4 '?:"::-.C-V :-; "?v .;?: -'r::: ,: , . :.-,: . v :- ; '"'Z.ifri' tones of bone: smart scalloping by Air Step, 15.95 Three tones from rich coffee to pale bone create a pump that goes beautifully with this spring's fashions. And, it's lucky for the gal on-the-go that Air Step puts -as much thought in comfort as it docs to styling makes stepping into spring pure joy in these Air Step pumps. 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