The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on November 5, 1955 · Page 5
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 5

San Bernardino, California
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Saturday, November 5, 1955
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;i i niWjiiiiiiinjiii i jipm i ii.ninpipi 1 i hi j 11 i ii mi I i.u.ii? ni.ii. i ' p m ' n I 1 i ii i i" ii i 'il i t jii - - foimp - ' y a -: i.-TrV T fj ' " fl WET WASH Mrs. Betty Luneen takes in wash as flood waters from Skagit River rise around her house nearConway, in mint in i i.. i ii . .ii iiLi.miup ijn iHiJumumoiMu 1 1 uniiji Hi.jj,ii.upiM!. mmiimminiiwiMuj. i wm' rrST rr-tFrn - ... . i - HL ' - lm:f M :" , ' ,. - -- . :i n - - '-'-'-' si ...fiW; '-i"n;---,ic,t: ,iiw j ,',av '.;i-iiYii-i T Tini "in Iff Wash., flooding basement and fields beyond. Many families were forced to move to higher ground. (AP wirephoto) , t Dikes Holding In Northwest SEATTLE ITv The water and the estimates of damage both dropped Friday in the Pacific Northwest's worst flood scare since 1951 as rains slowed and dikes held the water in choked river channels." Thousands of acres still were under water, however, and danger of a breakthrough at any one of scores of points still existed. Still hard hit were parts of British Columbia and Washington's Olympic Peninsula area. There has been no loss of life reported either among humans or livestock but evacuation of families continued in periled areas. Approximately 100 homes were damaged in North and West Vancouver's high-priced home sections and a number of bridges and roads were weakened or undermined. Fraser Valley communities suffered damage to homes and late crops. VOLLMER, FAMED BERKELEY CRIMINOLOGIST, KILLS SELF FLOODS RISING British Columbia farms and highways went under water in wake of record rainstorm. This air view shows farmland at Fry's Corner near Cloverdale and flood-cut Trans-Canada Highway which connects Vancouver with interior. (AP wirephoto) Pretty Widow Found Innocent Of Bomb-Slaying Her Husband M'MINNVILLE, Ore. (.? Attractive Mrs. Marjorie Smith was found innocent Friday of the car bomb slaying of her husband in Portland April 21. A jury of nine men and three women acquitted her Friday morning of a first degree murder charge after deliberating more than 15 hours. The case went to the jury Wednesday night The prosecution had demanded the death penalty in the trial, during which Victor Laurence Wolf, 45, testified that Mrs. Smith, 34, plotted the death of her husband, Kermit, an attorney. Wolf said he wired the fatal bomb in Smith's car at her urging because of love for Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith faces other difficulties. Holger Christoffersen, chief Multnomah County (Portland) sheriff's criminal deputy, said he had an order to hold her. The order, he said, is based on California warrants charging her with issuing bad checks. Between sobs of joy Mrs. Smith said: "All through this ordeal I have kept faith in God and I knew they could find nothing but a verdict of not guilty." pui -mi ''ut s: i (AP wirpphoto) MRS. MARJORIE SMITH . . ,A smile for the jury Robbery Charges Against LA. Union Agents Dropped SAN DIEGO tf Charges of robbery against two Los Angeles business agents for the AFL Retail Clerks Union were dropped by po- j lice Friday. Carroll Walter Weathers, 37, of j North Hollywood, was freed of all! charges, as police also dropped a! rhaprra t : ,jt ""ifec ui tcui-ymg a conceaiea weapon. John Edward Anderson, 37, of Lomita, pleaded innocent to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His bail was reduced from 511,000 to $250. Anderson asked for a jury trial on the remaining misdemeanor charge. His attorney said that his defense would be that police had searched his car without a warrant. Officers who arrested Ander son and Weathers Tuesday said they found an unloaded pistol in the trunk compartment of the car. ' The arrests were another incident in a current dispute between th clerks union and the AFL' Three in Plot Sent to Prison LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UP) Three persons convicted of conspiracy to rob the mails were sentenced Friday by Federal Judge Roger T. Foley. George Anderson, 31, was given a fouryear prison term, while Walter Ludwig, 34, received three years and Robert Schomer, 29, two years. They will be eligible for pa role after serving one-third of their sentences. They were convicted last Friday of conspiring to rob a courier carrying nearly a million dollars in gambling receipts from Las Vegas casinos last May 17. Anderson was a, Las Vegas police officer at the time of his arrest, while Ludwig was a former policeman. Two other persons, Anderson's wife, Joyce, 24, and his brother, Robert, 19, were acquitted by the jury because of lack of evidence. Townsend Returns To Belgian Post LYDD, England (IP Group Capt. Peter Townsend flew back Friday to the European post he left so expectantly 23 days ago to try to win the hand of Princess Margaret. The thin-faced air ace boarded a cross-channel plane to take up his duties as air attache in the embassy at Brussels. Townsend drove directly to Brussels in his now-familiar green Renault sedan after his arrival at Le Touquet, France, by air ferry. For one he was alone, minus the convoy of newsmen who trailed his every move in Britain. One Killed, 5 Hurt In Car-Bus Crash BAKERSFIELD til One person was killed and five injured in a car-bus collision Friday night about five miles east of Bakersfield. California Highway Patrol said Ernest Gregory Andrada, 32, of Bakersfield, died a few minutes after being admitted at Kern County Hospital. Critically injured were Harold E. Brown, 27, Bakersfield, driver of the car; Elihu Wright, 38, of Bakersfield, driver of the bus; Veronica Elizabeth Davis, 40, of Arvin, a bus passenger. Two other passengers were, slightly injured. Officers said Brown was racing another car when it hit the bus, knocking the bus 45 feet. Andrada was a passenger in Brown's car. BERKELEY IT) August 'Gus) , Vollmer, 79, the father of modern police science, killed himself Friday with a bullet through his right temple. The former Berkeley police chief and noted criminologist had been ill for years and suffered intense pain. The knowledge that he was losing his eyesight, and- might no longer be able to read, might have decided his act, his housekeeper said. After breakfast Friday morning, Mrs. Lida Miller said Vollmer told her: "I'm going to shoot myself. Call the Berkeley police." FIRES SINGLE SHOI "Then he stepped out the kitchen door of his residence at 923 Euclid Ave. and fired a single shot from his .38 caliber service revolver. Police Chief John D. Holstrom expressed his grief and called Vollmer "an oustanding pioneer in modern police administration." "Through the long years of his retirement Vollmer continued as an active criminologist in association with his colleagues in the United States and thousands of visitors from overseas who called on him in Berkeley," Holstrom said. "We shall miss him." Vollmer was born in New Orleans March 7, 1876, and attended New Orleans Academy. Criminology attracted him and he became chief of the Berkeley department in 1905 and held the post for 27 years. He encouraged John Larson in developing the lie detector, and the Berkeley department was the first to use the device. FIKST PKINT BUREAU Vollmer also established one of the first fingerprint bureaus. As early as 1916 he sent a letter to Congress urging establishment of a national bureau of fingerprinting, now carried on by the FBI. He also established the juvenile traffic police force, and at the end ot World War I established his "college cops" training program Saturday, November 5, 1955 nit DAILY SUN 5- (AP wirephoto) AUGUST VOLLMER . . .'Call the Berkeley police' in which police officers coordinated their college education with police work. Among Vollmer's students were Maj. Gen. William Dean, the hero of Korea; Walter Gordon, governor of the Virgin Islands, and George Brereton, chief of the California Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification. Vollmer and Millicent Fell of Dunkirk, N. Y., were married in 1924. She died in 1946. Vollmer was consultant to more than 50 smaller police departments, and reorganized the San Diego force in 1917; the Los Angeles department in 1923-24. He wrote books on criminology and penology, and once served as head of the University of Chicago's department of police administration. He was an Army private in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. He underwent throat surgery three years ago and had to wear 'a brace for a spinal injury. LOCKHEED MAY MOVE MISSILE PLANT NORTH BURBANK (J) Lockheed Aircraft Corp. announced Friday that it has purchased a 275-acre site at Sunnyvale and in the interests of dispersing aircraft manufacture may eventually move its missile systems division to that location. Lockheed said the site is adja cent to the city of Sunnyvale and seven miles south of Palo Alto. Fire in Los Padres Forest Out of Control PASO ROBLES IThA brush fire fanned by strong ocean breezes swept out of control in the Los Padres National Forest 10 miles southwest of here Friday night. About 300 fire fighters were on the line, including 200 men from the Soledad Prison and 23 men flown in from Ontario. Bonanza Airlines Given Permit to Serve Southwest WASHINGTON (UP) Bonanza Air Lines, Inc., was granted permission Friday to serve 11 California, Arizona end Nevada points by the Civil Aeronautics Board. California cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, Burbank, San Bernardino-Riverside-Ontario, Santa Ana-Laguna Beach end El Centro. Bonanza was also authorized to serve Reno and Las Vegas, Nev., and Prescott and Phoenix, Ariz. The CAB also authorized three-year temporary service by the eir-plane to Hawthorne and Tonopah, Nev.; Kingman, Ariz., and Blythe and Indio, Calif. Elwood R. Quesada, Lockheed vice president, commented on the possibility of moving the guided missile operation to Sunnyvale: "We are considering the possibility for two primary reasons. The missile division is now on a site which muS be considered too small for its future growth and the company feels there is sound business sense in the geographical de centralization of its various divisions wherever possible." Quesada emphasized that the company has not yet made a decision as to the move and is pres ently studying the idea. He said that even if it is decided to move the division it could not be started until 1957. The missile systems division, the newest branch of Lockheed, has about 2,500 employes and is now located on 77 acres in Van Nuys leased from the City of Los Angeles. Quesada said that if the move is made the Van Nuys site probably will be used for other operations by the company. Weeks Asserts I Business Will Hit New Highs i WASHINGTON" (UP) Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks ' said Friday the nation's economy j is "in the pink" and is expected! to hit new fecords next year. He I said "Old Man Prosperity just j keeps rolling along." j Predicting record Christmas sales this year, Weeks said the oldi pioneers' dream of "gold in them I thar hills" is coming true almost everywhere. No generation, he said "ever has been blessed with suchj general prosperity as we are having right now." , ! He added a note of caution by declaring that "we must watch ; carefully the quality of credit andj be aware of the possibility of a! moderate price rise." But he saidi inflationary pressures are less! than a few months ago. RECORDS CITED Weeks made his highly-optimistic statement in a speech to the annual National Savings Bond Con ference. The conference also is i aiming at a postwar high of 55,-650,000,000 in sales of series "E" and "H" bonds next year. Citing records in employment, earnings and income, Weeks said that technical consultants to his top-level industry advisory council believe "pretty unanimously that 1956 will show a higher rate of activity than 1955." Some of the consultants see a "modest slideoff" in the second half of next year, he said, following an inventory buildup by in dustry. But each quarter still is ex-; peciea xo De Detter tnan tne corresponding quarter this year. CONFIDENCE 'HIGH' Weeks, said other consultants doubt there will be any decline at all. "Confidence is high, income after taxes is at an all-time high, the desire for a higher standard of living is keener than ever," he said. 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