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SAN MATEAN SAYS JAPANESE EXECUTED AMELIA EARHART WEATHER Fair tonight and tomorrow. Little change in temperature. Westerly winds 10 to 15 miles per hour in the afternoon. Low tonight. 54 degrees; high tomorrow, 77. s - " - - . r .:... tiiCEi OF SAN MATEO COUNTY V - ..; DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST , , A HOME OWNED NEWSPAPER 10c PER COPY $1.50 PER MONTH SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1960 Vol. 60 - No. 127 WOMAN'S STORY: Aviatrix Died Before Saipan Firing Squad By LIN DAY ' (Copyright 1960 by the Amphlett Printing Company) A San Mateo woman who may have been. one. of the last to see Amelia Earhart - alive, says that the famed aviatrix was executed bv a Japanese firing squad even while the U - S. Navy was spending 34,000,000 in a futile search for the missing flier and her navigator. Frederick Noonan. Mrs. Josephine Blanco Akiyama of 15 South Idaho street, has identified pictures of Amelia as the "American lady pilot" she saw taken into custody on the fortress island of Saipan in July, 1937. The woman flier was accompanied by a man, she said, an American also dressed in aviator's garb. Army Takes Over in Turkey Menderes Out; General Vows Free Elections Burlingame CouncilBacks Police Chief Burlingame city council at a special study meeting last night agreed to accept the report of City Manager Charles1 Schwalm on the controversial police griev While Mrs. Akiyama s story has been partially known by a few for some years, this is the first time that she has publicly divulged the full details of what she saw in the tense pre - war days. If she. is correct, she has tnally solved a riddle that has By WALTER LOGAN United Press International Turkey's prowestem army seized control o the government today in a midnight revolution and arrested Premier Adnan Menderes Because it said his dictatorial regime was leading the country to "bloody fratricide" at a time of grave international crisis. The armv struck in ttie dead of the night in what was helieved'to he a bloodless coup. There could be no significant opposition to the powerful army. uiayuic uiu a tight Ship policy Of diS - jA eipline in the police depart - ! ment. It individually and col - iand lectively decried complaints that were unsigned and specific,' making pointed ner j flown un - trans puzzled the world for 23 vears. nilmber of known facts bear out. Amelia Earhart Putnam was 39 the only woman to have an ocean solo when she Jdeparted in early July for a - Pacrf! c hop from Lac. New FIGURES IN TURKISH COLD? D'ETAT The aimed forces today took over control o Turkey in a bloodless coup d'etat sparked by Bayar (center) were taken into custody. The army move came after the oppressive measures, against Mendares' chief political opposition, Republican People's' party of former Inonu (left). (AP Wirephotos) mounting lie dissatisfaction man rule .of Premier Adnan Menderes (right). He and National Assembly President , Cela reterence mat not one member of the police department had signed any o the several published or distributed complaints about handling of the department by its chief, .Cart Lolli'n. Several members - o the council indicated that they felt it might be a. - good idea if1 those who resisted actions by the chief were removed. "If it boils down to five or six Herter Defends Ike in Spy Case dissatisfied people," Mayor L. D.jbetter than IS hours, the time Morgan declared, "the police: estimated for the Howland flight, chief and city manager can goiUcr last message was at 3 p.m. with the strong. public after . passing through the hands of censors. In. a lengthy prepared state - l ment, he said the United Stales must be prepared - in the - aftermath of the summit collapse "to withstand' aggressive - .pressures from Russia" in Benin and elsewhere. ' Fulbright told newsmen at news conference after the mdm - the President lstnet 'AKIYAMA - - 2 Sections 28 PAGES . mere were reports oi snooim on the streets of - Ankara early today but late diplomatic dispatches reaching London said the situation was now quiet. Ankara radio announced tonight the new Turkish military Govern ment would .release all officers and students arrested by the Menderes regime and would reopen colleges .and schools . effective tomorrow. Gen. Ccmai Gursel, 62, commander at Turkey's American - trained and equipped ' ground forces, became the sole ruler of the country - He immedietel; pledged that he was "no dictator,' He promised early elections and said Turkey would remain loyal to the western NATO and CENTO alliances.' Promises Honest Rule Gursel also arrested President Celal Bayar, National Assembly President Refik Kpraltan and other government, leaders. The army indicated they anOIender - es would be brought' to trial: Gursel formed a "national unity committee" and ordered local army garrisons to take over the cities where they were stationed Subsequent broadcasts made i clear he was the boss, determined to establish a "clean and honest democratic order in the country "I hasten to tell all fellow countrymen that I am not by any means desirous of becoming e dictator," Gursel said in a broad cast to the nation, which has been torn by weeks of bloody student - led riots against the unpopular Menderes. Nation's Borders Sealed Turkey's youth apparently was inspired by success of the South Korean student riots which brought the downfall of President Syngman Ehee. The riots followed (Please See Page 2, Column 6) Ike's Japan Trip Still On TOKYO (UPD The. Japanese government decided today to go ahead with plans for President Eisenhower's visit next month despite wild leftist demonstrations which, have taken a sharp ami - American turn. Foreign - Minister Aiichiro Fuji yama made the announcement after a conference with P r Minister Nobusukc Kishi and eral other cabinet ministers. Leaders oE the extreme leftist Zengakuren student organization have gone so far as to threaten to stone Eisenhower if he come; to Japan,' Even top members of the.oppo sition Democratic Party, have., de manded the visit be ' cancelled or postponed. Leftist, student, labor and political" leaders have whipped up a storm of opposition in ' Japan tc the new United States : - Japan security treaty which. Kistu's Li - beral - Democratic party rammed through' the lower house ot Parliament last week. . Mammoth demonstrations ir Tokyo and other parts of Japan Thursday were aimed mainly at killing the treaty and felling Ki - shi's. government but they spilled - of it "I in 90 to to mg session that the hearing so determined last Saturday far had not "come to grips with , , what I regard, as. one of the that continued aid to Cuba central points in. this problem." would not be in the nation - He said he was referring to the al alld hemispheric interest, "wisdom of policy of a head of . c a - great statV (Eisenhower) as - It was the frat.ma or TO. presuming personal responsibility am5C Frf ? ' ?s; for espionage activities" government and ft tot Fu'bright said, "We have not!6 ias bcen cui t0 gotten to that yet " He said tlatlLatln African country. "as a matter of - policy: (that)' Although the amount of aid is Gromvko Is Accused of Distortion UNITED NATIONS, N.YJ (UPJJ"' U.S. Ambassador Fenry CaboV Lodge today accused Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko of deliberately distorting President Eisenhower's report to the nation and said the President's "love of peace is a household word throughout the world. - ' Gromyko told the Security Council Thursday night that Eisenhower had brought "mankind to the brink of war"' by declaring; in his Wednesday night speech; that the United States 'intended to continue its policy of military espionage and sabotage against the Soviet Union.'' Lodge said that "any honest reading o the President's speech . widws ibat he said no such thing. : Gromyko returned to the attack ' today, charging both Eisenhower and the United States with "perfidy and hypocracy." . "We are referring to President Eisenhower not personally," Gromyko said, "but as the hood of a government who puts his own signature under a program which is planned with the .approval of President Eisenhower, a program of diversionary and espionage activity against the Soviet Union." Gromyko also accused the United States of seeking to wreck the Geneva talks on prohibition of nuclear, weapons tests which resumed today. GOOD MOVING tfurfs with ait HONEST ESTIMATE Pick your mover for dependability starting with an honest, dependable estimate. All first class movers charge standard rates . the "cut rate" estimate is usualfya bluff ' instead of a "bargain." Before you move, get . our detailed estimatey our honest description of our services. There's no cost or obligation. "OrBUCK MAYFLOWER 815 Woodsid Way Sm Mateo DI 4 - 631 tiny island of Howland, 2550 - odd miles to the west. "Last Flight" A widely known author, ' experimenter and lecturer in addition to .being one, of the world's best pilots, ; she had published a book prophetically entitled "Last Flight" in 1937. ' She departed in a silver - colored $80,000 twin - motored Lockheed "flying laboratory." She left Loe at 10 a.m. July 2 with fuel for the same day.. But a vicious - Pacific storm. completely unknown at the time of '. her departure, lay between her and Howland. The storm, - containing sleet and rain, spread over a wide area. It was later assumed that her - plane may have been blown SD0 or more miles north, off course, to the vicinity oi Truk. Woman's Story But the story of the San Mateo woman indicates that it may have been more than that, and that the exhausted pair and their nearly fuelless craft circled to a pouit due north, of Lae to limp to a Saipan beach 24 hours after takeoff. - - - . Mrs. Akiyama, who is now em - oyed in surgery at Mills Mem orial hospital, tells it this way: A girl of 11, she 'hod mounted her bicycle an hour or so before noon in the summer of 1937, to take lunch to her brother - in - law, who worked in the Japanese mil iary establishment. It was a cloudy day, she re members, and there had been As she rode along whistling and singing from Galapan City Panapag, the Japanese JNavy - sea; base, where eiaoorate construc tion was m progress, sne neara a sputtering motor. Looking up, she saw the large, silvery, two - engined plane, fly ing low - over tne water ana com ing gradually down. It went out of sight. "It was not a Japanese plane," she said. "I saw Japanese planes every day. This was a different kind oi a plane." "The plane seemed to come from the north side of the! island. The engines were not running very good." Delivers Lunch She arrived at the military area. "It was not the actual baset'il was where - hey were doing some work like Seabees would di ihe delivered tiic ljnch. Then she saw a crowd gathering a the beach. Curious, she wen over lo sec what had happened There tas a big tree there and I remember standing under it. In the distance, or. the beach, s an airplane. About a hundied feet away were this man, and - woman. At first I did' not Iqiow it was woman. "But the - civilian - workers were very excited. They. kept; saying " 'American' lady ' pilot. She i not a. man; she is', a - woman,' - "Then I could see that it was' a woman. She wore long trousers and a sweater or jacket. The ' sleeves were short or rolled up. I think she wore on her neck some sort of dark (Please Sec Page 2, Column 2) Economic Aid For Cuba to Be Cut Off WASHINGTON (UPI) The United States announced today it will cut off all economic aid to Cuba in 180 days. This would, he about Dec. 1. The State Department' said President Eisenhower! comparatively small, - the decision carried a major psychological and diplomatic impact. The action aocs not affect Cu ba's quota for sugar sales to this country. Sugar, is Cuba's main crop and' the cornerstone of economy. Cuba supphes more than 'one - third of the sugar con: sumed in the - United States. The President's action was ex pected to have an immediate impact on the shaping of legislation extend the sugar control act. Eariier this week he asked Congress for sweeping authority to change allocation oE the U.S. market among foreign suppliers, including Cuba. He promised .at the time that he would not. use the authority for political reprisals against Cuba. The President acted under tne Mutual Security Act of 1950 which provides that no economic aid be given unless the President decides it is in the national ana hemispheric interest." Current economic aid to Cuba has run . between $150,000 and S200.0DO a year. The only two current aid proj ects are a .group aclvismg tne Cuban government on air safety regulations and another group giving, advice at . an . agricultural (Please See rage wiumn ) Police .are expected '.to be .out in full force throughout 'the state, California sa f.e t y : officials doubted - that the - death - count, for the weekend will be less than 42. James Black, spokesman for the county commission, admonished all motorists who. drive this' week end to - "do so with great, .care at all - times, to - keep, emotions. under contTDl - when - 'discourtesy - and: con to work and eliminate some of these agitators." Schwalm s report dealt with several letters and published material' under the signature of the BurSingame Police club, but not signed by any member or leader of. the club. - . End These had listed a series ofj grievances and .pointed to poor morale resulting in the department from Lallin's procedures, particularly, the council noted, a. directive which will end the! permanent shifts based on seniority and substitute a rotating shift which alternates each man through the different shifts at least once a year. While taking no' official action, since It was a study meeting, the council found; . 1. That it could not endorse anonymous communications nor seriously consider them. Line of. Authority 2. That the echelon of author ity, with the city manager in charge and the police chief car rying out his directives .in de tail, must be tollowed at all times. 3. That the council is only policy making body and should not touch the matter unless it is openly brought before it either through - echelon procedure - or by people appearing in a normal manner. 4. That complaints about discipline, procedures or any griev ance must be made through channels, 1 5. That it is continuing "blank check" given Lollin li (Please See Page 2, Column i) Fair Weather Due Through Holiday SAN FRANCISCO Weather, signs point to clear skies, warm! sunshine and gentle winds California through the Memoriall day holiday. It was sunny this morning aside from patches of coastal '. jg. Forecaster W, J. Denney said the rising temperature trend continuing. gestion' is encountered and above all refrain from drir alcoholic beverages at any time which would affect driving skill. He noted that some 1,266,0001 persons have died in auto acci dents in this century, compared with - 604,775 Americans killed battle or as the result of wounds in - all of this nation's wars from the Revolutionary war through the Korean - conflict. ' WASHINGTON. CAP) Secretary State Christian A. Herter told senators today he knows of no instance paralleling President Eisenhower's assumption ot personal responsibility for spy plane flights over Eussia. Herter was asked, in - testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, if there' was any precedent for a head of government assuming responsibility for espionage activities. No," Herter replied, "the gen eral practice has been, I think, tor a long period of tune to deny any responsibility whatever." But, Herter said, the TJ2 plane 'incident was of a very unusual nature. Chairman J. William Fulbright (D - Ark.) asked the secretary whether he thought it was wisel for Eisenhower to have taken this iurse. Herter replied he doesn't, think makes a great deal of differ - ; :e. I On the other hand," he said,! believe in a case of this kind the telling oE the truth was the better course than getting deeper into fabricating excuses or disavowing responsibility." Closed Hearing .Herter's testimony was given the committee's closed door investigation oi the events leading! to the Pans summit conier - ence collapse. His direct statements, m re sponse to questions,' were - made Mays Buys Home in New York Suburb NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y. Star center fielder Willie Mays, who met some opposition to his settling in a while San Francisco neighborhood, has bought a big home in a choice section of suburban New - Rochelle. . The .$75,000; - IS - room. house at Croft Terrace was transferred Mays without any apparent ruffle in - this fashionable Westchester county community just north of - New .York City. - County The San Mateo county Traffic Safety Commission today sounded a warning - to local motorists beware. oE the increased traffic hazards over - the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, as scores embarked on - excursions out of town. Nationally, .the . Safety . Council: expects a traffic death toil ' of departure from traditional practices among nations. . . this is a central problem. Fulbright said the group would recall Herter - tomorrow if' ..the questioning was not1 completed today. Fulbright described the opening session as "calm and nonpartisan," He said it was "too early to draw any' conclusions" from the morning session, which lasted two hours and 50 minutes. Herter warned congress today that in the aftermath of the summit conference collapse the United States must be prepared "to withstand aggressive - pressures from Russia" in Berlin and elsewhere. Soviets Warning . Herter said 1 the most important lesson of the Paris explosion two weeks ago "is fresh realization of the dangers we - face" ond the need for the Allies to close ranks. At the same time he advocated a "calm and resolute" posture toward the Soviet Union. He - urged that the nation avoid "fruitless and damaging recriminations" over what has happened. Wnilc few in the free world doubt that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev bears the chief blame for destruction of the summit (Please See Page 2, CDlnmn 7)' AMELIA EARHART INSIDE TODAY Births, Deaths. C Business, Stocks ': 6 Classified - .20 - 26 Comics 27 Editorial, Features : 18 - 19 Entertainment, Restaurants 10 - 11 Home and Garden 4 - 5 Peninsula . News 13 - 14 Sports 7 - 9 Theaters ;...,15 Women's News .1C - 17. IT n u ism II I INSURED SAVINGS . Famis placed Jj Ifltb. ein from tt t Ft'Mcf Horn laaji t a'nfcSyrfM Girds for Long Weekend If .the prediction comes - true, the death toll 'will be a. record for - a' Memorial 'Day weekend, topping - the 371 killed during the last three - day Memorial weekend two years - ago. Special vigilance is .being ordered for city and county patrols and particular attention - will be paid to traffic on the county's highways' and'' freeways, rtm. Mine, ill So. E - Street, 'SAN MATEO Srancn. 1841 1 Camuui. 8JflUNGAM TlfU 3T5 - - persons.' over into attacks on fcisennower

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