Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on November 16, 1949 · Page 1
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Guaranteed Paid Circulation ol the Sentinel News sterday wu 10,705 MISSED PAPEK? U vou Phone 3600 oefore 6 30 d m a special messenger will delivei a Sen'inel News to vou U vou live within the city limit! WEATHER REPORT Temperature for 24 hour period ended at 5 p. m. Tuesday: Maximum 85, minimum 46. Monterey Bay Area Variable high cloudiness tonight, increasing Thursday with light rain by Thursday night; cooler Thursday; light wind. d'ALIF. STATE LIB ACPvAMEMTQ 9. CAU 94th Year No. 274 it SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1949 5c ESXTsSStT FOURTEEN PAGES nn U eahawlks 3 IPetaluima ILegliirii Unbeaten Local Gridders To Take Part In Annual 'Egg Bowl' Battle The Santa Cruz Seahawks, undefeated in their last 14 games, will play the touted Petaluma Leghorns in the annual "Egg Bowl" classic, Sunday, December 11 in Petaluma, Seahawk Coach Don Lynn announced today. Lynn said that negotiations between the Leghorns and the Sea-hawks were completed this morning. The Seahawks also are scheduled to take part in the Oakland "Oak Bowl" game Sunday, Nov. 27 against the Castlemont Cavaliers. The Leghorns, winners over the South San Francisco Windbreakers this season, have lost only one game, a 23 to 20 thriller to the Aptos School Rejects Released Time Proposal Because of the ."small number of pupils who have indicated a desire to take part," plan to provide released time religious education classes for the Aptos union school was disapproved at a meeting of the school board of trustees last night. Earlier, Roman Catholic nuns had made a request to the board that pupils desiring religious instruction be given an hour off between 12:10 and 1 p.m. on Mondays, and representatives of Protestant religious had discussed released time classes with the trustees. The Catholics met with the board last night for the third time. Board members present were Julian Kitchen, chairman, E. C. Brownlee, clerk, Jack Opdyke, Sylvester Wise-heart, and E. R. Lawrence. Howser Rules Moss Landing School Can Join Salinas San Francisco, Nov. 16 (U,R The attorney general's office has ruled that the Moss Landing school district may become a part of Salinas i Union High school district-In response to a request from the district attorney of Santa Cruz county, who pointed out that the Moss Landing district first voted to unify with the Springfield district and then changed its mind two days later and voted to become a part of the Salinas Union high school district, the attorney general's office said the last election was valid because it represented the "last expression of the will of the people." NAVY RETORT Washington, Nov. 16 (U.R)-The navy said today that one of its planes flew alongside an Eastern airliner" yesterday because the airliner was flying through an officially established danger area where high altitude firing was being conducted. The stars who frequent Hollywood's famed "Ciro's" were brought to the stage of the Woman's club house lat night in Comedy Highlight In 'Meet Your People' -VsiAfc A V f ' If Jr . itA i . V $ K f Ih ' - WIMIPlay unbeaten USF freshmen, coached by Brad Lynn, former Seahawk mentor. Winners of 28 out of 32 games in four years, the Seahawks have a record of never losing to a club or service team. Their four losses were suffered to freshman ball clubs. They lost to the Santa Clara frosh 7 to 0 and to Fresno State frosh 20 to 19 in 1946. In 1947 they lost one game out of nine, to the USF Frosh 19 to 7. In 1948 they lost their first game of the season to the Fresno State frosh 18 to 7 and have not been beaten since. This year they beat the Piedmont Buds 13 to 7, trampled the Oakland Rams 38 to 6, beat the Long Beach Knights 32 to 25 and trounced the Sacramento Hawks 39 to 7 and gained revenge over the Fresno State Frosh 41 to 6. They also won from the Castlemont Cavaliers in a tough game 6 to 0 and beat the Oakland Devils last Sunday 27 to 12. This season they have scored 196 points against 63 for their oppon ents in seven games. White House Given Soft Coal Dispute By United Press Federal mediators gave up in the coal dispute today and turned the matter over to the White House, but in the shipping industry they obtained a truce in a dispute which could tie up half the nation's commercial shipping. Cyrus S. Ching, chief federal mediator, said that further efforts to bring coal mine operators and John L. Lewis together on contract terms would be "fruitless. He said he felt the miners and operators were farther apart than they .were last spring, when they began the talks that have failed to bring a contract. Lewis has threatened a new strike at midnight, November 31. Ching said, after a conference w ith John R. Steelman, chief labor advisor to President Truman, that it is now up to the White House to see what can be done to head off another coal walkout. Miners charged that the operators were trying to set up a gigantic "price gouge" if they settled. . SUICIDE VICTIM Hollister, Calif., Nov. 16 (U.R) Hubert Ritter, 57, of San Francisco, was found dead near here today, apparently a suicide victim. NOT NEWS Sacramento, Nov. 16 (U.R) Gov. Earl Warren said James Roosevelt's announcement that he is a candidate for governor was not news, but it "amused" him in some respects. "Meet Your People." Among the glamor queens "introduced" during one of the comedy-filled acts were, left to right, "Esther Wil IFir TU. Washington, Nov. 16 (U.R)-Sec- retary of State Dean G. Acheson said today that Communist China's arrest of American Consul General Angus Ward has killed any chance of American recognition of the Communist regime at this time. Acheson angrily told a news conference that the United States considers the arrest of Ward and four other members of the American consulate at Mukden as very serious and is considering all possible steps to bring about their release. Asked about the chances of America recognizing Communist China, Acheson told the reporters that they could easily imagine that the arrest removes any possibility of the United States even considering that question. Acheson also announced: 1. The United States is protesting to Nationalist China over the attack Monday of a Nationalist warship on the American freighter Flying Cloud off Shanghai. He said he is protesting only the endangering of lives, leaving the broader question of whether the Nationalists had a right to stop the vessel for investigation. 2. Russia in a note which reached the state department today has agreed to intervene with the Communist North Korean regime to free Albert Willis of Brooklyn and Alfred T. Meschter of Kinderhook, N. Y. two Americans jwho have been held by the Communists since Sept. 22. Continue Hunt For Fred Stroble Los Angeles, Nov. 16 (U.R) A baggy-eyed baker, sought for questioning in the brutal Linda Joyce Glucoft slaying, was reported seen in a score of California cities today, i Police switchboards were kept busy by reports that Fred Stroble, i 66. had been seen on streets, buses and in bars. Patiently each was run down, without success. In Santa Monica there was a brief flurry as the body of a man answer ing Stroble's description in gen eral, was taken from the Pacific ocean. But it had no split index finger. Stroble has. Six-year-old Linda's mutilated body, wrapped in a brightly colored blanket, was found yesterday in a rubbish heap in a neighbor's back yard. Stroble, who lived in the house there, vanished. A police broadcast, ordering his pickup, said he "is believed to have murdered" the chubby, curly-haired first- grader. DIMAGGIO SUED New York, Nov. 16 (JP) Joe Di-Maggio is being sued to make him increase his monthly payments for his son's support from $150 to $650. liams," impersonated by Charles Chase; "Katharine Hepburn," by Robert Zuckswert; and "Carmen Miranda," by Sam Zanze. 0) Stanford Economist Claims No Repetition Of 1930 Depression Scheduled Soon For California There will be no repetition of a depression similar to that of 1930s in the near future. This was the prediction made here today by David E. Faville, professor of marketing and acting dean of the Stanford graduate school of business. Speaking before the annual conference of the California Municipal Utilities assocation, the Stanford professor pointed out that: "In examining our weaknesses, we should not overlook our hidden strengths." "The forces for good business are in the immediately foreseeable future, and particularly are they strong in the west and in California. "While some more cyclical ad justment is likely within the next couple of years, any downtrend in California is likely to be slower and the snapback faster .than for the nation as a whole," Profesor Faville stated, recalling that the 1920-21 and 1929-33 depressions had less impact on the west than the rest of the country. "Although business activity in California is currently 12 per cent below 1948 peaks, it is well over 200 per cent above prewar years," he continued. "The strength of this area lies in its rich and growing market, represented by -a new and virile population growth, and characterized by original thinking men and women whose living standards are substantially above the average." The Stanford economics expert strongly criticized heavy txation of business. "The administration leaders, while speaking for the need of a sound and prosperous economy out of one side of their mouth, persistently ridicule and disparage business and the production enterprises from which that soundness must derive," he stated. "Reference is made constantly to the profits of industry as being detrimental to the welfare of the people, , when as a matter of fact it is out of industrial profits that the life of the country is sustained. ISaelictl Boat Set Afire A sardine "lighter" which had been washed ashore at the picnic rounds at the end of the boardwalk burned up at 10:25 o'clock last night, Fire Chief Louis Gomes reported today. The fire was set by unknown parties, he stated, and no damage was caused. Earlier in the afternoon, a welder ignited a number of kerosene lamps at the corporation yard. The small blaze was extinguished at 2:15.- Oil Drilling In Springfield Area 'Fizzles Out' Watsonville, Nov. 16 CU.R) Another hope of strikirig oil in this area had fizzled out today as J. M. Bluth, a private operator from Burbank, abandoned operations on his "SDrinafield No. 1" well an- proximately one mile south of the old Watsonville airport off the Watsonville-Salmas highway. Bluth, who said he had "no indications of oil." renorted the dril lers, the Barnes and Shadrick Co. of Bakersfield, had gone down 2030 ieet. The unsuccessful nrosDect was n the Hans Johnson property. "Meet By Jewel E. Woods When it comes to entertainment, some individuals have set require ments: some require drama, some demand "big names," some demand the beauty of lavish sets to delight the eye, and others the sweep of a fine orchestra to thrill the ear. But to the majority, laughs and genuine comedy are synonymous with entertainment. . And for this majority of the capacity audience at the opening last night of the four-day run of "Meet Your People," at the Woman's club house, the production was "real entertainment." There's comedy, there are laughs, and there are new twists to rib-tickling situations from "Meet Your People's" beginning a satire on a typical "women's club meeting" to its musical conclusion, a remarkably clever impersonation cf that comedy team of grandpa's era, the famed "Cherry Sisters." And in addition to such professional touches as the complete lack of "lulls" in the show's tempo, from start to finish, and the fact that it started on time promptly at 8:15 the production's greatest entertainment value undoubtedly can be laid to the fact that it has an all-local cast.- "A note of warning should be sounded against the growing attitude in many quarters that corporate earnings are non-essential and that a company that is successful profit-wise should be ashamed of itself. "If you give profits the axe, you cut out the drive behind our prosperity just when we need it most. ' "Little by little we have crept nearer the goal of the socialized state during the past year, though the change is so gradual we notice it only in looking back," Professor Faville declared. He called for business to undertake an educational job to emphasize the indispensability of profits as the main spring of progress and the successful operation of the U. S. economy. Brookdale Man Faces Morals Charges Here Talmadge Erwin Derew, 36, part-time carpenter at Brookdale, is being held today at the county jail under $10,000 bail, following his arrest on three morals charges, all involving Brookdale girls and a boy, ranging in ages from five to 13. At the same time, his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Neaderman of San Jose, was arrested there and brought here to await preliminary hearing on a charge of attempting to intimidate a witness. Apprehension of DePew, it was reported, followed several months of work by the criminal investigators of the county sheriff's office, who have obtained sworn statements showing that DePew molest ed and committed other overt acts with four Brookdale children, three of them girls, five, six and 13 years old, and one boy, seven. There is further evidence, the investigators report, that DePew also has molested a number of other youngsters in that area. Preliminary hearing before Justice W. A. Deans has been set for November 22 for DePew, and for November 18 for his mother. San Benito Milk Producers Want To Join Local Area Sacramento, Nov. 16 (WNS). Request of San Benito County Milk Producers to be included in the Monterey-Santa Cruz milk marketing area, has been received by the state department of agriculture, it was announced here today. Public hearing on the petition will be held by the bureau of milk control in the supervisors room, courthouse, Hollister, on November 29 at 2 p.m. At the hearing, testimony and evidence will be received to assist the department in determining whether or not conditions of production and distribution in San Benito county are reasonably uniform with those in the Monterey-Santa Cruz area. Should the petition be granted, the minimum milk price schedules now effective in the Monterey-Santa Cruz area will become effective in San Benito county. The bureau has been informed that Monterey-Santa Cruz minimum prices are now being paid in the county, so no changes would be made if the boundaries of the area are expanded. Your People" Provides Behind thee footlights are seen this city's businessmen, its clubwomen, its businesswomen, its teachers, and its housewives, in a production which shows they all also have one other quality in com mon that of being good showmen and good actors and actresses. Add to this the fact that the entire production was prepared and staged under excellent and professional direction that of Henry K. Dunn of Hollywood and there evolves a list of several reasons why "Meet Your People" unquestionably will play to capacity audiences when its three remaining performances are given tonight, Tomorrow -and Friday nights, starting at 8:15, at the Woman's club house. Both those who worked under Director Dunn during the show's several weeks of rehearsals and those who witnessed last night's opening presentation seem agreed that Dunn is one of the finest and most competent directors to have staged a production in Santa Cruz in many seasons. Applause was not merely polite, it was spontaneous and loud for such comedy as "The Worm Turns," in which a cast of Frank Lockwood, Walter Brundage, Rev. Ed Cunningham and Charles MeeitSmi; 4 Uiitlipway More than 100 of the expected 150 delegates had checked in at the Casa del Rey hotel headquarters this morning when the 1949 annual convention of the California Municipal Utilities association was called to order by President Glenn A. Baxter, Alameda. Introduced by City Manager Neal D. Smith, Mayor Sam C. McNeely extended the city's welcome to the organization which is composed of city-owned utilities throughout California. City Water Superintendent John C. Luthin is the local member of the program committee in charge of convention proceedings. Carl L. Richey, Sacramento, is chairman. At a luncheon this noon, Sunday Editor Leon Rowland of the Sentinel-News addressed the group on "Santa Cruz Early Day Problems." Tomorrow morning, Harold P. Huls, San Francisco, member of the California Public Utilities commission, will speak on "Rate Trends of Private Utilities in California.'" He will be followed by Edward Hyatt, state engineer of the division of water resources of the state public works department, whose topic is "Current Status of California Water Development." Friday morning's speakers will include Samuel B. Morris, San Francisco, president of the3Ameri-can Public Power association, who will report on the activities of his organization, and J. Hunter Clark, an Oakland industrial engineer, who is scheduled to speak on "More Light and Less Heat An Answer to Labor Relations Problems." The convention is scheduled to end Friday afternoon with committee reports. Weather For Sig Game L Uiacertaiii San Francisco, Nov. 16 U R) The U. S. weather bureau forecaster said it might rain at Sat-unlay's big game between Cali-fornia and Stanford and then again, it might not. E. M. Vernon, head of the airport weather bureau station, said guessing on Saturday's weather is almost as tough as picking the winner of the Bear-Indian game. At any rate, Vernon asked newspapers and. radio stations to publish the following official forecast in full: "Rain for Thursday or Friday is expected to end Saturday. The forecast for Saturday is tentative and will be confirmed or revised as soon as the weather situation warrants issuance of a definite forecast for that day." Two Injured In. Watsonville Crash Two persons were taken to Watsonville hospital with major injuries by ambulance yesterday after their car collided with another vehicle on the Riverside road near Watsonville, the highway patrol reported today. Injured were Mike Steta, 69, Watsonville, and his passenger, Mrs. Anna Invancovich, 76, Watsonville. Reports state that Steta was traveling east on Riverside road when his car was in collision with the pickup of Stephen Marinovich, 48, Watsonville. Marinovich was not injured in the crash. Oakley gave a satire on a masculine version of a feminine bridge game, 25 years in the future; there was clapping for encores for Western songs by an especially beautiful and talented young woman, Miss Dolores Brown; the sound of laughter was exceeded only by that of applause for "A Night at Ciro's," a high-comedy act which featured Charles Chase as "Esther Williams," Sam Zanze as "Carmen Miranda," Robert Zuckswert as "Katharine Hepburn," Charles Oakley as "Dottie Lamour," and Fred McPherson Jr. as "Margaret O'Brien," following a pleasant Argentine tango smoothly done by Barbara and Bill Bowman. Sharon Ginocchio and Marion Ross wrapped the show up when they appeared in the final act, "The Cherry Sisters," and gave a well-rounded impersonation of that gay 'nineties team-act that received hundreds of columns of publicity because it was "so badly done it was good." "Afternoon At A Woman's Club" opened the show. Here were the women found at every club gathering . . . the women who give reports, the one who gives unresolved book reviews, the presiding Big Bomber Disappeared While Over Atlantic Nearing Bermuda Washington, Nov. 16 (UP). Air force headquarters reported today that Kindley Air Base, Bermuda, had messaged that a B-29 Superfortress had gone down at sea at 10:51 a.m. EST. The message did not give the position of the accident or any other details. Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 16 (UP). A U.S. air force Superfortress with 20 men aboard disappeared over the Atlantic near Bermuda today after radioing that its fuel was running out and it was ditching in the sea. The big B-29 bomber was one of 16 flying from March Field Air Base, Riverside, Calif., to England. It was near the end of 3500-mile non-stop flight from California to Bermuda. (The air force reported that the Superf orts were on the w ly to England for 60 to 90 days en training under the rotation plan which has been in effect since American planes were sent back to England after the war. (Strategic air command headquarters at Omaha reported that it had ordered the 307th bomb group from MacDill Field, Tam- pa, Fla., and the second bomb group at Chatham Air Force Base, Savannah, Ga., to search the seas off Bermuda. Headquarters said five planes already were searching, four coast guard PBM's and an air rescue service B-17.) The last message from the imperiled bomber was sent at 11:45 a.m. (10:45 a.m. EST). The four motored bomber was three hour and 35 minutes overdue at Kindley Field, U.S. air force base here, when the message was received. Four search planes took off from Kindley Field to search for the missing bomber as soon as its message was received. They shuttled through the skies over quadrants northwest and southeast of Bermuda. The bomber was attached to the Second Squadron, 27th Bombardment Group, 15th air force, stationed at Riverside, Calif. It took off last night at 7:40 (Bermuda time, 6:40 p.m., EST) for the non-stop flight to Ber muda. It was on the way to Eng- and with other planes of the same group. Fifteen other B-29s arrived this morning. They were standing by to join in the search. , (The U.S. coast guard at. New York said four PBM amphibious planes took off from mainland bases shortly aftern noon, EST, to search the area near Bermuda where the plane was believed down. Four more search planes were alerted pending further developments, the coast guard said. ("As communications are difficult," the coast guard said, "details are sparse and somewhat confused, but the weak SOS's heard are believed to be from the overdue air force B-29.") To Call Mystery Witness In Bridges Trial San Francisco, Nov. 16 (U.R) The prosecution promised today it would open its case against CIO Longshore President Harry Bridges, accused of committing perjury by denying he was a Communist, by calling a "mystery witness" who never before has figured in the government's previous attempts to deport the Australian-born labor leader. Bridges is accused with two other union aides of conspiring to commit perjury at his naturalization hearing in 1945 when he swore under oath he was not a Commu nist. He and J. R. Robertson and Henry Schmidt face maximum sentences of seven years arciece. nlus fines of $15,000 and the Australian-born leader could be deported if found guilty. Fine Entertainment president and the "catty" mem-oers. These and others were offered in satire by a cast of Reva Jensen, Evelyn Lane Curtis, Clarice McPherson, Phyllis Wademan, Helen Eddy, Helen Lay, Matye McPherson, Lorette Wood, Jerry Rose, Julian Lucas, Lois Alcorn, Faith Dowling Taubenheim, and Marion Ross. For a serious spot of music, Claire "Pete" Croughan sang an operatic aria, accompanied by Christine M. Diener, pianist, after which Grace Fenimore Cooper Norton gave an interpretation, ruffled parasol and all, of that stage beauty of another year, "Anna Held." "My Man" was a vocal hit as sung by Juanita Wanzer. ' Verley Vail, pianist, provided the musical background as part of the cast which filled the stage for the nostalgic act, "Family Album," in which songs and incidents familiar to every family circle were sung and enacted by William Hansen, Juanita Wanzer, Bertha Frazier, Grace Grimes, Newell C. Delaney, Alice Fuller, Judy Mock, Betty Schmittou, Phyllis Wademan, Pat Nohrden, Sam Zanze, Charles Chase, Lois Alcorn, Lorette Wood, Jacquelyn Dieher, Faith Taubenheim, Vi Park, and Bob Zuckswert. A talented and laugh-filled inter Boss Gave Judith Coplon Decoy 'Secret' Message New York. Nov. 16 m Judith Coplon's former boss told today of giving tfee young woman a highly secret memo that related to atomic energy una uirneu uui io oe a ae-coy. The government charges that ex, cerpts from the message wer: found in Miss Coplon's purse when FBI agents arrested her and Sov-. iet Engineer Valentin Gubitchev ia ' New York. William E. Foley, head of the internal security and foreign agents registration section of the justice department, told of giving the message to the former gov ernment girl. He was the eleventh and last witness called in a federal court hearing by which Miss Coplon'i lawyer, Archibald Palmer, is seeking to prevent her from be ing tried with Valentin Gubitchev on a spy conspiracy charge. Foley said he told Miss Coploo, then employed in his department, the message was "strictly confidential," "hot," and "very interestingrt when he gave it to her in Washington on the morning of the day she was arrested. .He said the message named Isidore G. Needleman, general counsel for the Amtorg Trading Corporation, as an FBI informer. Police llegene Detroit Girl Detroit, Nov. 18 ()- A fleet of police scout cars roared through Detroit's East Side streets last night to rescue an abducted child. After an hour's tense hunt and chase, little Karen Kuechenmeister, 7, stolen from her home, was returned safely to the arms of her frantic mother. Karen had been snatched virtually from the bosom of her family. There followed a perilous dash by 18 police scout cars which hit speeds of 80 and 90 miles an hour in an eight-mile streets and alley race in pursuit. But the blonde, blue-eyed tot, little the worse for her experience, was brought home unharmed. Community Chest Fund Now $25,000 Community Chest collections in Santa Cruz totaled $25,000 today as chest officials urged an all-out effort to bring the drive over the top belatedly. The figure represents 61.7 per cent of the $40,500 total goal set for Santa Cruz township. General Chairman J. Galen Foster asked that donations be sent to Community Chest, 1526 Pacific avenue. pretation of Beatrice Lillie by Ruth Lockwood, accompanied at the piano by Charles Oakley, was followed by "The Worm Turns," and another comedy satire, "Wedding," in which were portrayed the many "types" found at every wedding. In the cast were Lorette Wood, Marley Crummy, Julian Lucas, Ruth Lockwood, Reva Jensen, Helen Eddy, Marion Ross, Faith Taubenheim, Jerry Rose, Lois Alcorn, Helen Lay, Clarice McPherson, Augustus Lay, Sam Zanze, Dolores Esposito, and Newell Delaney, with vocal solos by Juanita Wanzer, Judy Mock, and Claire Croughan. A professional performance was turned in by May Buse as the London comedy queen, "Vesta Victoria." Well-deserved applause also went to youthful William Hansen, whose vocal solos were especially pleasant listening. Pat Freeman was the night's "master of ceremonies." . Tickets for the next three nights may be obtained at the door of the Woman's club house; from members of the show's sponsors, the Santa Cruz Woman's club; or at booths at Leask's store, J. C. Penney, Bowman-Forgey, and the Pasatiempo clubhouse.

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