Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on February 27, 1958 · Page 1
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Santa Cruz, California
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Thursday, February 27, 1958
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Guaranteed Paid Circulation of Tha Sentinel yealtrday waa Weather Report TVmperatUra for tha 21 hour period 'ndlnj at t a. m. today Maximum II. minimum 35. M(Krfy B Area Vanhl rioiitllnrm fonisht and tomoiruw: farmer tomoirow. 14,122 MISSKD PAPEH? If you phona OA 3-4242 btfora 6:30 p.m. a apnclul messenger will deliver a Sentinel to you U you Uv within city lunlU. Serving Santa Cms County for More Than 100 Years 102nd Year-No. 49 Entered aa second claw matter at the I'ott Otflce at Santa Cruz, California SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1958 c Sunday and Dally J Excepting Saturday' SIXTEEN PAGES n. o 0 awl Lai iinmif Viiitl LaJ LanJ IhJ! In m J LkJ ImJ kmm LmI Do I" Jackson, Miss. Extensive roof damage ran be seen in this aerial view of tornado damage to famed Piney Woods Country Life School for Negro children. At least two students of the school, founded by Dr. Laurence C. Jones, were hurt. (AP Wirephoto) Ray Scot t To Oppose Scoppettone In a surprise move, County Counsel Ray Scott, 39, this morning announced he will oppose Judge James J. Scoppettone for the Santa Cruz municipal court judgeship in the June primary. Scott, who lives in Boulder Creek, filed a declaration of intention with the county clerk's office late this morning. The candidate was appointed county counsel by the board of supervisors, in January 1956, when the legal edvisor position was created. Judge Scoppettone ran unopposed in 1952, the first year of the statewide inferior court reform. "Through my private practice and serving more than three years in the district attorney's office and as county counsel I feel that I have become experienced in a broad scope of the law," Scott stated. "I have acquired a great deal of experience dealing with people and I feel I am qualified for the position. The municipal court judgeship affords an excellent opportunity to continue rendering a public service and at the same time satisfy a personal ambition to enter the judicial branch of the legal profession." Scott was appointed district attorney in 1955 when Charles E. Moore resigned. A graduate of the University of San Francisco, he joined the law firm of Lucas, Wyckoff and Miller in 1954 after serving two years as deputy district attorney under June Borina. The candidate and his wife, Ethel, have two children, John, 8, and Matthew, 12 weeks old. Scott is past president of the San Lorenzo Valley Kiwanis club and a member of the American I-egion and Elks lodge. He is chairman of the personnel committee for the Santa Cruz district of the Boy Scouts of America. SOLONS WILL STUDY EDUCATION PROBLEM Sacramento M California's lawmakers gat the go-ahead from Gov. Knight today to consider all phases of the state's education problems at their special session next month. Swedish By Norm Indahl A top official in Sweden's social welfare bureau was impressed with Santa Cruz' Senior Citizens Opportunities, Inc., and the county program for care of the aged a showcase of national prominence when he stopped in Santa Cruz yesterday. Gosta Ahlborg. first secretary Index Paee Amusements 10 Classified Section 12-13 Comics 11 Editorial Features - 15 Junior Editor 15 Markets H Radio and TV Programs 10 Society, Club News 4 Sports . 9 Vital Statiitics 14 Tornado Damages srwf" . a."" c'-'v vw j Throws Support To Tara Sheriff W. P. (Bud) Hendrick Will Not Run For Re-Election Two long awaited political shots were fired this morning when Sheriff W. P. "Bud" Hendrick, 68, announced he will not seek reelection and Undersheriff Paul Tara said he would campaign for the post. In bowing out after 20 years of service in the. sheriff's department, the sheriff endorsed Tara, second in command of the department, for the top position. The sheriff said he was stepping out in order to devote more time to his wife and five grandchildren. "In leaving, I am proud to say that I think the present sheriff's office and its operations are on a very high plane comparable to any in the staterwith the county getting better law enforcement than ever before in its present history," the sheriff stated. "I wish to compliment all the personnel attached to my staff for the excellent job they have done for me." Hendrick served as under-sheriff for 10 years and in his present position four years. Beginning with service under Sheriff Howard Trafton in 1923, Hendrick has served under five different sheriffs. Tara, who became undersheriff in July, 1955, is commanding officer of the local naval reserve unit. He has a degree in police administration from San Jose Cartograph Map Of County To Be Shown In Capitol A cartograph map of the county will go on display in the east wing of the state capitol building in Sacramento next week. The map is now on display in a show window at Leask's department store. A four-by-five-foot map, it will replace a redwoods and mountains theme now on display. Sponsor of the exhibit is the county advertising committee. Beaches, streams, main arteries of transportation, historical spots, agriculture and tourist attractions are featured on the map. Other points of .interest are Sky Park, Bonny Doon, and Watsonville airports. Santa's Village in Scotts Valley, the Holy Cross mission and the William Wrigley chewing gum plant are located on the map. With the cartograph map will be a gold relief of the county seal. Warren "Skip" Littlefield, chairman of the county advertis ing committee, plans to take the display to Sacramento the middle of next week. Official Praises County Aged and chief deputy of the social welfare department in Sweden, obtained a fast first-hand lo'ok at what is being done for elderly people. He checked the county welfare department, geriatrics clinic first in the state and the partially completed health center, juvenile hall. SCO clubhouse and the Henry Landmann rest home 1370 17th avenue. The 8tniable official, who speaks Fnglish fluently, is the second European social worker to visit America under the 1953 reciprocal exchange program. A woman from Norway was the first. Ideas obtained from a spot check throughout the nation will be used to implement a .program in Sweden for taking tare of elderly people, according to Ahlborg. lie pointed out that America is doing many Piney Woods School la State colleee. The candidate started in law enforcement work in 1937, when he was a police officer with the Santa Cruz police department. He was also director ol the Santa Cruz Boys' club. In 1940 he became police sergeant at the Monterey police de partment and entered the navy two years later. For eight years he was in private business, operating a gasoline station, following his discharge. Interested in juvenile work and obtaining a youth center for Santa Cruz, he said that them is a possibility that due to the growth of the county in later years it might be necessary to open a branch in Wat-sonille of the sheriff's office. "I feel at the present time the county is getting the best protection it has ever had," Tara declared. For the first time in many years the north and south sectors of the county have an equal amount of patrols, he said. House Unit Praises Treasury Washington W. The house appropriations committee today commended the treasury department for "a valiant effort to stem the tide of ever-increasing government costs and employment." Then it recommended a nominal cut of $2,240,000 in the department's request for $699,367,-000 in new appropriations for the fiscal year starting July 1. The committee's praise of the department was contained in a report sending to the house floor for debate next week a bill to finance the treasury and post office departments for the next year. It recommended $697,127,000 for the treasury department, $3,-402,000,000 for the post office department and $1,481,000 for the U.S. tax court. The tax court got what it requested. The post office department was cut $19,121,000 but was allotted 77 million dollars more than it was given this year. The treasury department's fund was $2,440,000 less than the agency received this year. It asked for $200,000 less. things for the aged which are not being carried out in his country. The chief deputy has been look ing over California for the last two weeks and will leave Monday for Denver. Colo. He is in Santa Barbara today. After Denver he will stop in Cleveland. O., then return to Sweden. His quick tour started in Washington, DC . Aileen Pierson. district repre sentative of the state social welfare department, said the county welfare department, geriatrics clinic and Senior Citizens organization are doing such an exemplary job of caring for the aged that this county was put on the itinerary of the visitor. Procedures used by the welfare department in handling requests of recipients were shown to Ahl .I. --v i.f. .'W.-m, 4 1 Russ Fire Megaton H-Weapon Washington W. The United States announced that Russia conducted today another powerful nuclear weapons test The atomic energy commission said in a statement: "Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the U.S. atomic energy commission, announced that the Soviet Union today conducted another large-yield explosion in its current, series of nuclear weapons tests. . "Today's test was the second Soviet detonation in the megaton range in the last five days. "The explosion occurred at a site north of the Arctic circle in the same general area as the Soviet megation range nuclear test on Sunday, February 23." Mel lis Market Robber Confesses In Los Angeles One of the two robbers who held up the Mellis market for $700 last January 8 has confessed, police learned yesterday. Local authorities probably won't get a chance to prosecute the man. He is being held in Los Angeles county hospital where he is recovering from wounds he received while caught in the midst of an armed robbery. Detectives here heard of the man's arrest last week via an all Eoints bulletin sent out by the ,os Angeles county sheriff's office which said a man named John Donaldson had been arrested and had confessed to 15 armed robberies between Los Angeles and San. Jose. Donaldson fit the description of the men who robbed Fottis Mellis and 'his wife, so detectives asked Los Angeles to see if Donaldson would admit the robbery here. Donaldson, 32, and dark com-plexioned, admitted he and a partner, who is now locked up in San Jose, committed the job in Santa Cruz. j One factor that had been puz zling police for a time was cleared i up. W hen Donaldson and his part-j ner entered the market here both were wearing strips of tape on their faces. The reason seems that Donaldson has a tattoo on his ear lobe and did not want such an identifying mark showing. borg by Mrs. Helen Clemensen, county welfare director. The numerous activities going on at the SCO clubhouse a phase sorely lacking in Sweden impressed the Swedish secretary. He watched the blindcraft class in progress and other programs going on simultaneously at the clubhouse. T. R. Hyde, former SCO president, who was Instrumental in developing the organization, acted as host on this part of the tour. Ahlborg was amazed at the 19 activities on the SCO weekly agenda. The geriatrics clinic drew praise from the visitor. He wis impressed by the clinic and the chronic diseases building being located en the hospital grounds both for care of the aged. Dr. Russell Ferguson, county health director who credited with set t "V 4 te Highway Commission Asks About Legality Of Beach Loop Where does Highway 17 end in Santa Cruz? That's the legal question which could hold the decision on whether a city-state cooperative project to construct a loop highway from the Los Gatos highway to the beach can ever become a reality. . In Sacramento yesterday, Commissioner Chester Wardlow of Fresno questioned if the highway commission could legally participate in such a program. , Chairman C. M. Gillis'of the commission told the Greater Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce delegation, headed by City Mana ger Robert Klein and Fred Mcpherson Jr., chairman of the chamber's highway committee, that the proposal would be taken under investigation. Klein presented the case for the city and offered city participation in providing some right-of-way for the proposed loop including parcels in both redevelopment areas and the now city-owned property between the business district by-pass intersection at Mission street and Chestnut street. Klein maintained the route designation merely says Santa Cruz and does not necessarily mean the city limits. He said that the term ination at the intersection with Highway 1 throws the burden of handling up to 50,000 cars a clay upon the city. He forecast increasing use pf both Highway 17 and Highway 1 in the future and charged that unless the state could participate in the program, the city would be unable to meet the tremendous traffic demands, generated by out-of-town vehicles coming to the Santa Cruz recreational area. The city manager said such a traffic bottleneck could hamper traffic throughout the entire county. He claimed the state held joint responsibility. Mrs. Alice Wilder, secretary of the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce, objected to the city's presentation, maintaining it was not on the county's highway master plan proposal and hence consideration could disturb local designated priorities. A letter was read by the commission from George Moyer, acting county planning director, asking the commission to delay acting on the plan at it was not on the master list approved by the county planners. Chamber officials pointed out that because of the redevelopment areas, the city wanted to determine the possibility of state aid in handling the traffic problem on a joint basis and requested a study. No time was established for the commission report on the request. Murder Warrant Is Issued In 'Urge' Slaying San Jose fP). A murder warrant was issued today 'charging 19-year-old Thomas Wallace Cor-dry III with the rifle "urge killing" of a pretty high school girl. Dist. Atty. Louis Bergna said the outwardly calm youth would be arraigned later in Palo Alto- Mountain View municipal court. Capt. William Salt of the Sher iff's office disclosed the youth told him he had thought of using an ice pick as a murder weapon, but changed his mind and killed 17-year-old Deena Bonn with a .22 caliber rifle. PILOT IS IDENTIFIED San Diego (if). The navy today identified a pilot killed in the crash of his F11F Tiger jet plane last night as Lt. (jg) William E. Ober of Los Altos. Ober was in a flight of four planes that left Moffett field at 5:30 p.m. yester day. His plane crashed while aU tempting a high-speed emergency landing at Miramar naval air station here. The navy said the plane developed throttle or fuel control trouble, forcing Ober to attempt the fast landing. Program ting up the geriatrics clinic, and Hyde showed the clinic and new health center to Ahlborg. As chief deputy of the welfare department, Ahlborg has adminis trative responsibilities for various services offered by the department. He is interested in the ad ministration of all programs dealing with care of the aged. He is also interested in the administration of homes for the aged and care programs. For Hyde and Ahlborg this was a happy reunion. Last April Hyde met the chief deputy during a tour of 14 European countries as part of a project of Gov. Goodwin J. Knight's advisory committee for the aged. Since he is partially interested in youth welfare -and recreation programs. County Probation Officer Ernie Balke guided Ahlborg on a tour of juvenile hall. I Klein said that similar construction projects had been done in other parts of the state including a traffic stub in the Hayward-Oakland sector almost identical to the one proposed by the city. The legality issue was raised because the state highway commission does not have the authority to extend the highway system, such action can only be approved by the legislature. Attending the commission hearing were McPherson, Klein, Chamber General Manager Dave Owen, Laurence Canfield and Gordon Sinclair of the chamber's highway committee. Billboard Ordinance Approved A San Francisco outdoor advertising company last night obliquely threatened the city with legal action if a proposed freeway billboard ordinance goes through. Although he never resorted to a direct threat, Don M. Galbraith of Foster and Kleiser made it quite clear the ordinance approved by the planning commission last night does not please his company. He further explained to the planners that in other cases, that meant litigation. Galbraith objected primarily to a clause in the ordinance drawn up by City Planning Director Robert Cook which would bar billboards from all freeways, whether landscaped or not. In Santa Cruz, the disputed area is a short strip of the business by-pass in the River street industrial area. Galbraith's company maintains four signs in this area which it would have to remove within one year of passage of the proposed ordinance. "This we would object to," Galbraith said simply and ominously. About 40 Santa Cruzans told Galbraith and the planners they would do some objecting, also, if the proposed legislation were watered down. The ordinance will affect only the partsof -Highways-4-and-lT which have been designated freeways inside the city limits. What the city proposes is setting billboards back 200 feet from the freeway right-of-way and sharply restricting other advertising. A group from the Santa Cruz Rental Owners association wondered if the ordinance would prohibit directional signs to point tourists to the beach and other recreational areas of the city. S. H. McKee, secretary and past president of the association, said the city and its primary business of tourists were missing a significant share of highway travelers who were not acquainted with local beach facilities and the like and who would sail right on past the city on the upcoming freeways without stopping unless the city does something about it. The proposed ordinance with the amendments . agreed on last night will go to the city council March 10 when a public hearing date will be set. Visitor Learns How Santa Cruz V ' .v ' ' J - ! )..- "' " ' Mimiraa in irr 1 i i 1 - n n i n i. i ' i . . ....Jj Learning how the county welfare department handles cases of the aged is Gosta Ahlborg. center, first secretary and chief deputy of the social welfare bu Site Of Crash Iscotutti- ff Hr i '4 Cross and pointer indicate Bolton, England, near where British airliner crashed into a hill today. Plane was reported on 100-mile flight from Isle of Man to Manchester. State Seeking To Halt Sale Of Ano Nuevo Ano Nuevo (New Year) island, which is scheduled to be put on public auction sale by the federal government in San Francisco March 19, may not be sold to private interests after all if the state has its way. Governor Goodwin J. Knight yesterday wired Washington and asked that the auction sale be postponed so the state may enact legilation to purchase the island and use it for a state park. Knight's telegram told the general services administration that "California urgently needs and desires the island," which is located eight miles above Davenport in southern San Mateo county, for use as a state park. At present the state does not have appropriated funds to compete in the bidding on March 19. Knight's telegram-said-the legislation to purchase the nine-acre island would be completed by March 31. If the general services administration delays the San Francisco auction sale, then the island will probablyHae-purchasedYia-TJrivatr negotiation between the state and federal governments, a Sacramento source said today. No word from Washington has yet been received and presently the island is still set to be sold in San Francisco. Included in the sale price of the rocky island, which is considered a fisherman's paradise, are a keeper's house, a fog signal building and several other structures. . . REDSTONE IS FIRED Cape Canaveral, Fla.,' (JP) A Redstone ballistic missile , roared away from its firing pad and high into a blue sky at mid-afternoon today. The missile was visible for more than two minutes. It vanished in a short thin trail of white smoke or vapor and observers from beaches nearby were unable to determine whether it had blown up there or simply had exhausted its fuel and sped onward unseen. reau in Sweden, who stopped In Santa Crux county yesterday. Giving him the details are County Welfare Director Helen Clemensen, and T. R. Hyde, ft jr ENGLAND j& kWmlnghoeA 1 . IONOO o so ft tlAfuTi man II :' : . V Rams Into Mountain In Blizzard Bolton, England (AP). A chartered British airliner with 42 persons aboard smashed against a snow-covered mountain today only five minutes from its destination. A policeman at the scene said 34 persons perished. An injured stewardess, the only woman aboard, and the copilot struggled through knee-deep snow to a television relay station on top of the mountain and gasped out first word of the disaster. Helicopters, snowp lows and mountain rescue teams went through a blizzard to the scene. The twin-engine Bristol Wayfarer, operated by Silver City Airways, was carrying automobile dealers from the Isle of Man in the Irish sea on a one-day junket to Manchester, only 15 miles from here, to inspect a plant of the Exide Battery company. The plane smashed to bits against "Winter Hill," near the bleak moorlands of Lancashire, only 400 yards from a lonely TV tower manned by five engineers. Stewardess Jennifer Curtis stumbled out of the wreckage with copilot William Howarth. Shocked, exhausted and hurt, they staggered uphill into the TV station and gasped: "Our plane has crashed." The snow was so deep that no vehicle could get within a mile of the wreckage. Bulldozers and snowplows groaned through four-foot drifts, opening the way for ambulances. Three helicopters took off from a nearby Royal air force base with doctors and nurses. Men at a quarry some distance away helped carry vsurvivor$ to the ambulances. ' - One rescuer said only one of the eight survivors, aside from the stewardess and copilot, appeared to be mobile and that he was injured. The whole midlands area has been gripped by a blizzard for the past three days. Giant drifts are blocking roads, isolating villages and bringing chaos to road and rail transport. The Wayfarer crash was the second this month of a chartered twin-engine plane bound for Manchester. A British European Airways, plane returning the Manchester United soccer team from a match in Yugoslavia crashed February 6 while trying to take off in a snowstorm at Munich" Germany. Twenty - two persons were killed, including eight members of the championship British soccer team. Hooded Intruder Beats Teacher Havana, 111. M An Intruder wearing a pillow-case hood beat a fourth grade teacher in her classroom yesterday before 40 screaming pupils. Mrs. Edith Coleman was conducting a class in the Central grade school when the oddly disguised visitor entered. The 40 pupils were thrown into an uproar, and their sereams brought other teachers to Mrs. Coleman's room. The stick-wielder fled. Operates first president of the Senior Citizens Opportunities, Inc., and a member of Governor Goodw ia Knight's advisory committee for the aged. 4

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