The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on September 12, 1954 · Page 16
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 16

San Bernardino, California
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Sunday, September 12, 1954
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16 SAN BERNARDINO SUN-TELEGRAM Sept. 12. 1954 ENGAGED TO ADLA1 JR. Miss Nancy Lewis Ander son's engagement to Adlai Stevenson Jr., son of the 1952 Democratic nominee for President, will be announced Sunday by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warwick McNair Anderson of Louisville, Ky. Miss Anderson is a student at Smith College. No date has been set for the wedding. (AP Wirephoto) Churchmen Protest Loyalty Oath Law for Tax Exemptions SAN FRANCISCO (3) Eleven The Rev. Robert Moon, chair-representatives of the Northern ; man of the Commission on Legis-Calrfornia Council of Churches j lation and Public Morals said his met with three East Bay assem-j commission would discuss the blymen here in protest of state law loyalty oath with as many church that requires a loyalty oath from: and civic groups as possible be-anyone asking a tax exemption, fore the Legislature meets again in January. "We're going to draw up some proposed legislation, get widespread support for it and appear in Sacramento to get the loyalty oath repealed and a better law substituted," he said. $100 Million Miller & Lux Suit Is Filed SAN FRANCISCO iS) One of the largest fraud and conspiracy suits in California history, the hundred million dollar Miller and Lux case, has been filed in Federal Court. In essence, the suit, brought by the heirs to the trust left by cattle-baron Henry Miller the "man who owned California" charges the former trustees with fraud and mismanagement of the Miller holdings. $15 MILLION' FEE Attorney ' C. Ray Robinson of Merced who will receive a 15 mil lion dollar iee if he can recover the money the heirs claim is due them said in filing the suit: "For years everybody in the valley has been saying isn't it unbelievable that while the Kern County Land Corp. has produced so many billions of dollars worth of oil on its land there has been only a few thousand dollars worth of oil brought on the Miller and Lux land nearby." "The fact is," Robinson contin ued, "that during those years Miller and Lux was being exploited by its former officers and trustees, who were selling off the oil lands for their own profit." The federal Court suit was brought on behalf of the reorganized Miller and Lux Corp. It named as defendants more than a score of persons and organizations, including the three former trustees It was indicated other defendants would be added later. THIRD TRUSTEE OUSTED Last June 11 some of the great' grandchildren of Miller filed a complaint of mismanagement to remove the trustees of the firm Two of them J. Leroy Nickel Jr., and A. R. Olsen resigned. The third, J. E. Wooley, was removed by court order. These three were named as defendants in Friday's action. Other defendants include: the estate of James Fickett, former president of Miller and Lux; Crocker First National Bank, as executor of the Fickett estate; heirs and executors of the estate of C. E. Houchin, Bakersfield mul timillionaire and former leasing and sales agent for Miller and Lux; R. H. Anderson, wealthy Bakersfield oil man; the Texas Co.; the estate and heirs of W. W. Colm, oil man, and the estate of F. C. Noel. . . -ssfea. '. - THERE SHE GOES! A graceful splash is made by the 7 million dollar Detroit Edison as she slides down the launching ways at the Manitowoc (Wis.) Shipbuilding Corp. yards. The 606-foot ship was built for American Steamship Co., Buffalo, N.Y., for Great Lakes Service. It has a capacity of 20,000 tons of stone. (AP Wirephoto) Auto Battles Bull and Wins SALT LAKE CITY IB It was auto against bull in a fight for the life of 66-year-old George Fuelling. Fuelling had chased a neighbors' bull from his yard during the afternoon. Then, fearful that it might prove dangerous to children play ing in the neighborhood, he went to herd the bull into a fenced field. The bull suddenly turned and knocked him down. The bull kept mauling him and he couldn't get up, his wife said. She was screaming for help but no one responded. At this point the auto entered the fight. Franklin Anderson was driving by when he saw what was happening. He first tried to scare the bull away by honking his horn. This failed, so he put his car in gear and ran into the bull, knock ing it down. Anderson helped Fuelling into his car and drove him home. Fuelling was reported in "fair" condition in a Salt Lake City hospital Saturday. NINE WITNESSES' TESTIMONY AT RED INQUIRY REVEALED cut J 3"! The assemblymen, L. H. Lincoln (R-Oakland), Donald Doyle (R-Lafayette) and Byron Romford (D-Berkeley) expressed sympathy for the churchmen's opposition to the loyalty oath. They added, however, that the churches were partly responsible for the passage of the law in 1953 because they voiced no objection to it when it was under consideration. Lincoln said such a law had been overwhelmingly demanded by the voters in ,1952, when they amended the Constitution to deny tax exemption to any "person or organization" advocating the overthrow of the government. "As soon as 51 per cent of the people decide something must be done, it's our job to do it," he said. Trevor Thompson, executive secretary of the Friends Committee on Legislation said the law should be amended to require "that specific charges be brought in an appropiate court of law and proved by the government to the satisfaction of a jury." Rumford said that plan might be acceptable, but warned Thompson, "You've got to sell that to the Legislature." Doyle said he always welcomed suggestions on the subject but added, "no one ever came to see me to oppose the loyalty oath." Owner No Slimmer : But Wallet Sure Is TOLEDO, Ohio (UP) Edward 1 Gillmore, chief engineer at St. Luke's Hospital, has decided it does not pay to try' to outsmart six women at one time. The engineer heard the women talking in the hospital about dict-v ing and decided to challenge their good intentions. A wager was ar- . ranged unaor ne pubu SW)M SUT FASHIONS The Beverly Hills idea (left) of a bullfighters's costume and - the loser a swim suit designed by Christian Dior caught photographer's eyes at showing of 1954 Cole " SixSweeks later, Gillmore, ac-of California swimming and poolside apparel. Marilyn Benedict models tight-fitting shark- companied by Mrs. Gillmore, paid;skin matador-style outfit. Swimming shorts are underneath; she holds shoulder cape. The off. He footed the bill for a big Dior suit (Cole has American rights to manufacture it) features an emphasized bosom and 1 dinner for the six women. lowered hip line, giving torso a lengthened look. Betty Brosmer models. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (TO A University of Michigan lecturer and a high school teacher in a Detroit suburb have testified they once were Communists, the House Un-American Activities Committee revealed. It made the disclosure in publishing testimony taken in secret at Detroit, Flint and Lansing earlier this year from nine witnesses during a subcommittee investigation of Communist activities in Michigan. The two young educators who admitted past Communist affiliation, according to the committee, are Lawrence R. Klein, 33, Detroit, a University of Michigan economics lecturer, and Francis Martin Daly Jr., 30, Detroit, a teacher at the River Rouge High School. Klein testified he joined the party in 1945 while teaching at the Abraham Lincoln School at Chicago, but left the party in mid-1947 because he differed with it on ideological and "humanistic" grounds. Daly, a World War, II veteran who was a prisoner of war of the Japanese for 18 months, said he joined the party when he was a student at Wayne University in December, 1947, but quit in June, 1948. He said he told the FBI in 1952 all he knew about the party. A third witness, Frank Stepan- chenko, 38, of Detroit, die setter Marine Killed In Stalled Car SOLANA BEACH UP) A Pennsylvania Marine dashed back into and union committeeman at a Ford a stalled car on a railroad crossing Motor Co. plant, also testified that here Friday night and was killed he once was a Communist. He said he joined the Young Communist League in the late summer of 1941, became a full-fledged party mem ber in 1944, and quit sometime in 1946. Three other witnesses, including a former Detroit public school teacher, refused to say whether they had been Communists. The other three witnesses gave the subcommittee detailed infor mation about the Communist Party's efforts to recruit members among industry workers in Michigan. Two of them Milton Joseph Santwire, 39, and a mysterious "Witness X," of Flint, not otherwise identified, said they had served in the Communist Party as undercover operatives for the gov ernment. The third, Stephen J. Schemanske, 42, said he had served as an undercover operative in the party for the Ford Motor Co. for 17 years. by a train. Killed was Pvt. Richard A. Cody, 20, of nearby Camp Pendleton, whose mother, Mrs. Anna Margaret Harshbarger, lives in Altoona, Pa. Cody, the driver, and four pas sengers had climbed out of the car before it was struck by the Santa Fe Railroad Commuter Spe cial. He returned to it and got in the front seat. Passengers were the owner of the car, Rodney W. Coppersmith, 5171 S. Manhattan PL, Los Angeles, and three girls Coppersmith's daughter, Darlene, 18; Rosemary Knittel, 17, and Carol Brem, 17, all San Diego student nurses. Drought Eases Slightly but Damage Heavy WASHINGTON (UP) The Agri culture Department reports that the drought eased somewhat during August but too late to prevent : : irreparable damage" to some of the corn, soy bean and late hay crops. Feed grain and pasture pros pects improved slightly last month. the department said, but the feed crop outlook for the entire county still was the worst in 18 years. It reported "little or no relief from the drought" in early September as supplies of animal feed stored for winter use already were being consumed in drought areas. The dry period continued serious in the southeast. SIXTH BEST YEAR The department, in its monthly, report, forecast a 2.972,641.000- bushel corn crop, up 149 million from last month's report, chiefly because of more favorable growing conditions in the corn belt. The spring wheat outlook dropped from the previous prediction of 201,637,000 bushels, chiefly because of additional damage from stem rust and searing heat in the Dakotas. Despite the drought, the department, estimated that this year's production of all crops will be the sixth largest on record. The total index improved nearly one per cent during August. Pasture conditions on Sept. 1 were slightly better than a year ago. Otherwise, however, they were the worst since 1936. The wheat crop, although the smallest since 1943, still is expected to exceed demands. Pros pects now are that it will require another sharp reduction in wheat acreage next year to halt the rising surplus. . Mexico Food Costs Still Skyrocketing MEMORY GUMMED UP WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (IP) Sent to a store for cigarettes, little Bobbie LaJoie returned with only bubble gum, explaining, "I forgot what you wanted." MEXICO CITY UP) The Bank of Mexico says food costs went up 34.4 points in August over July and were 84.3 points over August of 1953. The index, using a period in the 1930s as 100, showed August food cost at 944.7 compared with 910.3 in July and 860.4 in August of last year. Disease Can Be Nice SACRAMENTO W In a Sacramento building, in which there are several county officers, there's a sign saying "Health Department." Just below it is one reading "Courtesy Is Contagious." Loew's Fights J9 Million Suit NEW YORK (J) Loew's Inc. has asked the State Supreme Court to dismiss a nine million dollar damage suit filed by four great - grandchildren of composer Robert Schumann. Justice William C. Hecht has re served decision on the movie firm's request. The suit stems from a film story of Schumann's life produced in 1946 under the title "Song of Love." The four Schumann descendants claimed the movie was libelous, invaded their privacy and misappropriated a property right. They further complained that it might give rise to the Relief that there is a strain of insanity in the Schumann family. In moving to dismiss the suit, Loew's described it as "fatally defective" because it does not cite foreign law needed to back up the claim; also that no libel was committed since the insanity of the composer was a fact, and his right of privacy ended with his death. 1 ijry l-:r ;lv: ; j Hi i-V? T '11 Student, 17, Admits Robbing Bank of $800 to Pay tor Car " t OMAHA cT Joe Vachal, 17-j I had done wrong but I figured 1 'year-old high school senior who better go through with it anyway. I said he robbed a Malmo, Neb., j Vachal was delivered into the tank of $S0O because he didn't custody of federal agents. t want his father to have to "payj i lor my car'' was arraigned Sat-jFxDGCtS 48.000-Ton r i Grape Production Hike ', turday before a U.S. commissioner . here. I ' The bank was robbed Wednes-. dav and Sheriff Joe Divis of Wa- FRESNO UV-The Federal-State ! Market News-Ser-ice Weathermen Bow To Clamor, Will Study Atomic Effect GENEVA, Switzerland (TO - Weathermen from throughout thejbute to Curtis Dwight Wilbur, 87, world, mostly dubious about the fomter secretary of the Navy and a retired jurist. effect of atomic explosions on the . . . . , . , , , . Semces were held at First Con-weather, decided Saturday to m- gregational Church here, where vestigate the subject anyway. Justice Wilbur was an honorary The delegates to the convention I deacon, of the World Meteorological Or- Tne list of honorary pall bearers Hundreds Join In Wilbur Rites SAN FRANCISCO ffv-Hundreds joined Saturday in a funeral tri- admitted they have was headed by Chief Justice Earl hoo, Neb., took achal into custody . ... . , , . iL. been subjected to a clamor fromL ' rn,c T, .' ' T, ... ,T. , ! California s grace production this; , , , , , iS. Thomas, fleet Adm. Chester Friday at the Prague, Neb., High. - ln piuumuuu uuajcitizens who blame nuclear explo-i, j -.; sions for bad weather. chjef jf the us ine convention passea a resoiu-:rourt of AcDeals. I Fridav - School. i season wiu total L',43i,uuu tons, 4,- , It was through the car and a; 000 more than last yea's produc- v distinctive ornament on it tnatition. uon to instruct the secretary- The list included many other . jjivis saia ne louna tne trau tnat The agency placed the raisin general to prepare and putnisn a!jurists an0 prominent citizens. jea mm to young joe, one oi six grape total at 1,308,000 tons, a report. j Wilbur, who was a justice of the ijump of 31.000 tons. During the debate a spokesman California Supreme Court, and !& j For wine grapes, the service es-ifor the Russian delegation suggest-iter a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit As the boy's father wept in thejtimated a 5S9,000-ton production, led with a straight face that "in : Court, died Wednesday at Palo Alto sheriff's office, young Vachal told; up 17,000 tons from the earlier! the interests of sunny summers, ' Hospital. Long a resident of San his story and how he "got scared j figure, and for table grapes, 600,- j support should be given to a ban j Francisco, he moved to Los Altos children. The boy bought the car two weeks ago, jvhen I got in that bank realized 000 tons, also up 17,000 tons. on H-bomb explosions." i after retiring in 1945. RACE WALL CRACKS AGAIN Two unidentified white sophomores show their new classmates around formerly all-white high school at Fayetteville, Ark., after five Negroes registered for classes. It is the first school district in the South to end racial segregation. Students of both races saw nothing unusual about it. (AP Wirephoto) ix'ln j 4 -Jhrr w M TWO DEAD Two women were killed and a third injured when this truck smashed into a line of cars stopped on U.S. Route 11 south of Buchanan, Va.'Five other cars and another truck were pushed together In accident which stalled traffic two hours. The dead: Mrs. S. E. Martin and Mrs. Fannie Roberts, Buchanan. (AP Wirephoto)

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