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TIMES, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, IN REVIEW Thumbnail Views Of Valley News By MARK DE VILLERS Copyrignt, 1960, by The San Fernando Valley Times Co. Ashes, heralds of disaster, rained on the Valley from unchecked mountain brush fires that burned upwards of 65,500 acres and forced a declaring of all Los Angeles county as a disaster area, in one of the hottest weeks on record. Matching the power of the flames was the staggering heat and high humidity which slowed thousands down, made for higher soft drink sales. Pools were jammed, hikers collapsed from prostration, city health officers warned against too heavy a diet and an overexposure to the sun. BUS TEST of the four corridor cement elevated system proposed by MTA was suggested before purchase.

NEW RAILROAD DEPOT of Southern Pacific will be Skipper Slated To Say Ammen Traveling Slow Lt. Cmdr. Zazen Mukhalian, 41, today, was expected to testify ship was traveling at a reduced speed and sounding fog horns when a second destroyer sliced into it in dense fog Tuesday morning, killing 11 seamen and injuring 7. Authoritative sources said Mukhalian would tell the Navy Board of Inquiry that his vessel, the Ammen, was traveling at 12 knots when the newly refitted USS Collett rammed into the battle scarred ship six miles off Newport Beach. Ens.

Francis Joseph Mootz, 21, told the board yesterday he was the only officer in the radar-plotting room of the Collett at the time of the collision. Mootz said he had been in the Navy less than a month. "I was not a qualified CIC (Combat Information Center) watch officer," Mootz said. "I assumed certain responsibilities. I was the only ship's officer in CIC." Radar technician 3-C Robert Rose testified the men in the radar control center had never worked before as a team because the Collett was on one of her first cruises since being in drydock for six months for refitting.

ROCKY Continued from Page 1 sashes saying "Nixon for President" and bright red skirts, while others were gowned demurely in black afternoon frocks and threestrand pearl chokers. The Rockefeller people also had some dressed-up young ladies whose skirts carried a message in block, white felt letters, "Petticoat Politicos for Rockefeller." The forces of Sen. Barry Goldwater who is expected to be put in nomination for President, were distributing yellow balloons adorned with nothing but the Advocates Senator's of last Rep. namerald R. Ford Jr.

(Mich.) for Vice President distributed bright yellow-orange buttons bearing his name. Ford's campaign manager, John B. Martin, chairman cf the Michigan delegation, made a statement which included these two remarks: "There's a Ford in your future a Gerry Ford" and "Ford has more dark horse power than any other vice presidential candidate in the race." Phillip Willkie, 40-year-old son of the late Wendell Willkie who lost the presidential election to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940, seemed to be running for Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Vice President at the same time. Young Willkie has the state nomination, but he believes Nixon would do well to select him as a running mate because of what he describes as the "magic" of his name in Liberal circles, plus other sterling qualities.

He estimates his chance of getting on the national GOP ticket at about one per cent. Other Republicans say this is high. With Nixon a seemingly unstoppable favorite to win the presidential nomination, a wisecrack was bandied about by the politically irreverent to the effect that next week's convention would more of a coronation than a contest. (built in San Fernando, within 60 days. FIRE STATIONS for Sylmar and Chatsworth came closer to realization.

DOG MARRIAGE license, latest wrinkle after dog tag hike proposal was defeated, is being debated. DRAINAGE DISTRICT of 875 acres (to cost $682,000) in the western Valley is now in prospect. POLICE plan to dedicate the West Valley police station in August. Probation department gets a second story eventually. battle of service stations reached the Valley, and nearly 300 display signs announcing an end to giving trading stamps as of Aug.

1, since they have slipped in promotional value for anyone business now that everyone has them. ANNEXATION. FEE of $850 per acre is still being pondered. HILLSIDE SLIPPAGE in the Santa Monica Mountains remains under study. CONSUMER SURVEY by Bureau of the Census starts in the Valley, is headed by Mrs.

Kristine E. Rugge, Sherman Oaks. MONTGOMERY WARD store for Panorama City gets Valley another councilmanic post was stressed by civic zone hearing. POST OFFICE bids were taken for Northridge branch. STUDIO CITY BANK merges with City National Bank of Beverly Hills, if stockholders approve.

WATER may be supplied by the city to Topanga, under a new plan. JUNIOR COLLEGE site in the north Valley i is being sought. Valley State was told rush land acquisitions, is to get a new gym (for some $2,500,000) and road work. Retirement unit for teachers is in the planning stage. Teachers get a 4.5 per cent pay hike, non-teaching employees 7 per cent.

Job study meetings began at Valley College. SAFEWAY'S newest store (20,300 sq. ft.) opened in Pacoima. $1,000,000 Groundbreaking a ter in Sepulveda was held. Northridge began its annual stampede.

VOTER REGISTRATION'S importance to gaining the groups. BUILDING shot up from previous months of the year, but is still under same period last year. A $408,000 cooperative apartment began in Burbank. Fallout shelters were approved (as to plans) by Civil Defense. Library branch for Encino-Tarzana starts in a few weeks (cost HOSPITAL DEDICATION at Pacoima is set for Aug.

6 and 7. TELEPHONE business office construction plans were announced at Van Nuys. AIRPLANE FACILITY to cost $1,000,000 is going into Van Nuys Airport. STATE BUILDING for Valley Administrative Center is being pushed by city officials. PARK ACREAGE for Wedding Park is in condem-; nation stage.

Sunland is to get a clubhouse, while Panorama Playground opened its clubhouse. Site for a Granada Hills park is to cost $255,615. Deauville Country Club is building a $500,000 clubhouse in Tarzana. LARGEST CAMP-OUT of Boy Scouts ever held in the Valley opens today at Hansen Dam, runs through to; morrow. PARKING district program of Burbank is being pushed, with $800,000 worth of bonds to be put up for bids.

Sale of $287,626 in bonds for Reseda vehicle parking district was authorized. SHERMAN WAY may lose its palm trees because of their growth into power lines. Speed limits were to be raised on parts of Victory, Topham, Hazeltine, and Sherman Way. Southern Pacific agreed to install signals at Oxnard street, and Woodman avenue and Wilbur avenue. FREEWAY widening to provide link of the Golden State Freeway is to cost $221,100.

Freeway routes to Antelope Valley and Simi Valley are being sought. Ventura Freeway traffic has reached 88,167 vehicles at the San Diego Freeway interchange. "Van Nuys" sign is now on Ventura Free- way. RETURNED STRIKERS at Lockheed were offered loans by the company, which was hailed for the successful launch of two Polaris test vehicles at Cape Canavleral. Jury To View Finch Killing Scene Monday The retrial jury in the Finch murder case will convene Monday at the West Covina home where Mrs.

Barbara Jean Finch died. Superior Judge LeRoy Dawson scheduled the trip yesterday as the trial of Dr. R. Bernard Finch and Carole Tregoff recessed for the weekend. The West Covina surgeon and his former mistress are accused of slaying Finch's wife July 18, 1959.

Their first trial ended in a deadlocked jury last March. Prosecutor Clifford Crail indicated yesterday he will disclose new evidence at the trial, "which has been uncovered since the first trial ended." He said in his opening statement he will call Miss Tregoff's former husband James Pappa, to the stand to testify of the affair between her and Finch. Pappa did not testify at the first trial, but talked freely of his learning about the relationship between Finch and his wife. NIXON Continued from Page! licans felt Rockefeller, who returns here today, might now give Nixon a clear field for the top nomination. Rockefeller said that in the dramatic meeting he of had reiterated his stand that he will not accept second place on the ticket.

He said Nixon agreed to respect this decision. While this seemed to indicate that there will be no pressure from Nixon's camp a Nixon-Rockefeller ticket, it did not necessarily rule out the possibility that a convention surge would develop that direction. Some Republicans thought that a substantial number of delegates might feel that since Rockefeller and Nixon had reached a meeting of the minds on major campaign issues they ought to get together on the ticket. Once having expressed satisfaction with the platform some felt that Rockefeller might find it difficult to continue to contend that he can serve the nation better as governor than as the kind of active, working vice president Nixon has said he would want his No. 2 man to be if the Republicans win the election.

The broad aspects, of the agreement between the party's titans on issues ranging from foreign policy through disarmament, defense, the national economy, education, farm and civil rights issues left little for Republicans to quarrel over in their platform. It was evident from Rockefeller's statement that there had been compromises on both sides. Rockefeller appeared to have obtained Nixon's endorsement of a more flexible defense establishment, geared not only to meet surprise attack but to stop any local aggression. But there was no mention of the billion dollar increase in defense spending he has advocated. The two men reached a compromise on the issue of medical care for the elderly.

Instead of linking health insurance directly to social security taxes as as he has advocated in the past, the New York governor agreed to a system "under which beneficiaries have the option of purchasing private health insurance." Rockefeller dropped his demand for pledged efforts to increase national productivity by 5 per cent yearly. Nixon has called this "growthmanship." But Rockefeller pointed out that Nixon had said in a 1958 speech that achievement of such a rate of growth would produce an additional 10 billion dollars in tax revenue in 1962. These and other agreements might not elicit unanimous support from the Republicans, but they seem likely to satisfy the great bulk of the delegates. They go beyond the conservative views of Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who has about 30 votes pledged to him for the presidential nomination.

Whether Goldwater might be presented to the convention as a protest candidate remained to be determined. Nixon and Rockefeller agreed that the GOP program of civil rights mustas Rockefeller put aggressive action to reIntove the remaining Extend Search For 7-Year-Old To High Ridges Nearly 1,000 volunteers pushed into the rugged back country of Angeles National Forest today, intensifying the search for 7 year old Bruce Kremen of Granada Hills. Sheriff's reserves and deputies, Explorer Scouts, YMCA members, sheriff's posse and mountaineer teams and Marines from Camp Pendleton all joined in the hunt, increasing the number of searchers from 200. Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs.

Joseph Kremen, of 11147 Dempsey disappeared July 13 while hiking near a YMCA Camp at Buckhorn Flat. Directing the search is Inspector L. L. Haight of the sheriff's patrol division. He is being a aided by Capt.

Sewell Griggers in a sheriff's helicopter. Other helicopters had to be diverted to the mountain fire, now eight miles from the search area. The search today concentrated in the Sulpher Springs 1 area, Haight said, and on the high ridges from Buckhorn Flat to Chilao. A 40-square-mile area has been covered in the last 10 days, he added. HAPPIER DAY -Charles A.

Franco, 33, North Hollywood airman who died in crash of borate bomber in Mountain brush fire, is shown with his wife Magic Irene on their wedding day two years ago. SCOUTS READY Mrs. Wayne Watson looks out driver's window as members of Eagle Patrol 282 in Pacoima unload their gear from her car at Hansen Dam in preparation for Boy Scout Camporee there this weekend. Some 4,000 Scouts will participate in such activities as firefighting, canoe racing and log rolling during bivouac period. -Valley Times photo.

Lockheed Says Nacelle Faulty By JACK LANGGUTH, Lockheed Aircraft mounting damage as the crash at Cannelton, WEATHER ELSEWHERE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Hi Lo Pr. Los Angeles 96 72 L.A. Airport 85 68 Blythe 106 85 Daggett 100 75 Mount Wilson 85 69 Needles 105 89 Newport 80 68 Palmdale 103 68 Riverside 100 73 San Bernardino 103 70 San Diego 87 70 Santa Barbara 92 64 Thermal 102 83 Victorville 98 70 TIDE TABLE High tides tomorrow: 11:09 a.m., 10:11 p.m. Low tides: 4:46 a.m., 4:10 p.m. High tides Monday: 11:39 a.m., 10:41 p.m.

Low tides: 5:14 a.m., 4:46 p.m. Push Plans For Larger Valley Health Centers By HARRY FRAWLEY Valley Times City Hall Bureau The Board of Public Works today authorized the start of design on additions to the existing Park and Pacoima health centers. Plans call for an addition of 1,000 square foot floor area at each center, Officials said city financing would be necessary for the projects because they do not qualify for state and federal financial aid under the HillBurton act. The new Van Nuys district health center, now under construction in the Valley Administrative Center, was allocated $267,400 from the state and federal agencies to help finance the $516,580 facility on a site at 14340 Sylvan street. Board officials said there still is $65,000 in the health facility fund which would be adequate to finance design and construction of the two additions.

Health department spokesmen reported the additions are urgently needed to cope with the increased work load coincident with the Valley growth. Veering Missile Blasted At Sea VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)The Air Force destroyed an Atlas missile 70 seconds after it left a launching pad here for a test shoot into the Pacific. The big missile was destroyed Friday when veered off course. Five Killed As 200,000 Acres Blaze In West By The Associated Press More than 200,000 acres the West's most rugged land was ablaze today.

Thousands of men battled the flames. Five died in the process. Lightning, and in some cases man himself, was responsible for the fires that caused damage in the millions of dollars and cost more millions to fight. In California alone, the loss was approximately 10 million dollars. A note of cautious optimism, tempered by a 50-50 chance for more lightning in the pivotal point where.

Oregon, Idaho and ington meet, crept into official reports. Temperatures were in the 90s. The fire outbreak was described as the worst in 30 years. The dead included twoman crews of two World War II bombers converted for runs over the fires and another pilot killed making a water drop over a British Columbia fire. One B-25 crashed in Eastern Oregon and the other in Southern California.

A Northern California brush fire was stopped shy of San Simeon Castle, former home the late William Randolph Hearst and now a state park, but approached within 10 miles of Paso Robles, about miles south of San Francisco. The flames were unchecked by battling crews. Lightning swept through Montana, leaving 30 new fires behind. Lt. Gov.

Paul Cannon alerted the Montana National Guard to stand by as 20,000 acres burned. The blazes were in rugged terrain near Helena and town. Approximately 900 men held their fire lines on 10,000 out-of-control Wyoming fire short of Shoshone National Forest. acres of burning forest in Western Idaho near Idaho City, but another 9,000 acres of Payette National Forest timber burned unchecked. Another 23,000 acres in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Oregon and Washington burned.

About 4,000 men fought approximately 200 blazes, many out of control and some even unmanned. The biggest Oregon fire, the Anthony Lakes blaze southwest of La Grande, burned on 10,000 acres off mountain land that drops suddenly into deep canyons ribbed with grass and timber pockets. One hundred Zuni Indians flew to Oregon from New Mexico to join weary crews. Fighters worked to stop a Reds Releasing Body MOSCOW The body of Capt. Williard G.

Palm, Oak Ridge, pilot of the RB-47 sance plane shot down in the Barents Sea July 1 by Soviet fighters, will be flown to Amsterdam, Holland, Monday, Soviet officials announced today. of segregation or discrimination in all areas of national life voting and housing, schools and jobs." FIRES Continued from Page Moya Stephens yesterday, but firemen believe a roof sprinkler system saved it. Firemen set up a backfire around the house to protect it. Two other bouts with death occurred on the fire lines yesterday. An Indian firefighter was bitten by a rattlesnake on the middle finger of his left hand.

He was taken to Foothill Community Hospital in Glendora where his condition was described as "good." Another firefighter suffered a heart attack on the San Gabriel fire line yesterday while working in 110- degree heat. He was carried to a higher peak where a helicopter rescued him. New Blazes Rage Out Of Control from reaching the community of Fillmore, west of the Ridge Route. More than 700 acres have been consumed. Two new blazes raged out of control today in Orange and Ventura counties.

The fire at Pleasant Peak in Cleveland National Forest in Orange County has burned to within a mile of the community of Corona. It has burned 700 acres. Three hundred and fifty firemen from the San Gabriel blaze in Angeles National Forest were diverted to the Cleveland fire, bringing the total on the lines to 850. A second fire at Cobblestone Canyon in the Los Padres National Forest threatened to burn from Ventura County into Los Angeles County. Five hundred firemen are battling to prevent the blaze NEW PACT Continued from Page 1 crease is said to be certain unless unexpected orders for DC-8s and C-133s start coming in.

Douglas also announced yesterday that the wage escalator clause in its labor contracts will bring a 2-cent hourly pay hike to 5,000 employes and a 1-cent increase to 49,000 others. North American Aviation, and Lockheed were not affected by the .2 per cent rise in June of the Labor Department's cost-of-living index to an all-time record high of 126.5 per cent of the 1947- 49 figures. Valley Couple Sheds Pounds, Gain Child Valley Times Staff Writer engineers pointed to engine chief cause of the Electra which killed 63 persons last (March 17. The company's opinion came during the final session of a Civil Aeronautics Board inquiry into the technical aspects of the disaster. In an earlier report, released May 12 after company investigation, Lockheed had listed a combination of high speeds and turbulent winds, along with damage to the mountings, as the cause of both the Cannelton and Buffalo, crashes.

Experts found no evidence of turbulence at Buffalo, however. William H. Statler, of Northridge, systems research chief at Lockheed, said damage to a mounting or nacelle could produce "swirl mode" action, in which a propeller acts as a gyroscope, setting up a flutter the wing. This oscillation "becomes catastrophic," Statler said, and the wing then fractures. "Some form of major damage had to exist to cause this dynamic coupling," Statler added.

Statler said that the the present authorized speed 225 knots-slightly under 300 miles per hour could be no swirl mode because "dampening out" of the flutter at low speeds. CAB chairman Whitney Gillilland adjourned the hearing after 39 witnesses had testified, representing Lockheed, the Federal Aviation Agency, the National Space and Aeronautics Administration and the Allison division of General Motors. A CAB spokesman said will be at least six weeks and perhaps six months before the board reports on the cause of the crash. Much of the final session of the three-day hearing Hollywood, was devoted to questioning Lockheed engineers about a refueling accident at Idlewild airport in New York, involving the Cannelton plane month before its crash. Funeral services for the minister who was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles from 1930 until 1952 will be held Monday in Redlands.

The Rev. Frank B. Fagerburg died Thursday at the family summer home at Laguna Beach. He was 62. Rev.

Fagerburg has been pastor of the Redlands Baptist Church since 1952. One-time president of the Church Federation of Los Angeles, the minister leaves his wife, a son and daughter and a grandson. Services are set for 2 p.m. Fagerburg Rites Monday: Shun Typhoon Polly TOKYO (UPI) Typhoon Polly, standing almost still but packing 109-mile an winds, kept American servicemen and Okinawans shutit tered inside their homes! today, Frank Sherman, 277 pounds, of Reseda, and his wife, Berniece, 214 pounds, were back on their 1,200 calorie per day diet todaybut they had gained a welcome 23 pounds. Superior Judge Ben Koenig yesterday granted the Shermans, 19109 Keswick permission to adopt Janet, the 1-year-old girl birth.

they have cared for since They were told last April 8 to lose weight or lose the child. By sticking to a strict diet, they managed to shed a total of 94 pounds. Their typical menu yesterday included two boiled eggs, one slice of unbuttered toast, black coffee, a tossed green salad with special dressing, fatless fish, melon and skim milk. Sherman, 39, a truck driver, weighed 333 pounds in April, while Berniece, 37, weighed Both will continue on the diet, they say. 11 hearing, will be before the commission Aug.

4 for decision. HEARING Continued from Page 1 all districts to three stories of 45 feet. District No. 2 was recommended for the community of Sunland centered about the intersection of Oro Vista avenue and Foothill boulevard. The district is an irregularly shaped area including the frontage of both sides of Foothill between Newhome avenue and the Haines Canyon channel west of McVine avenue.

In Tujunga district No. 2 has been proposed for the area in the vicinity of Foothill and Commerce avenue. This district is an irregularly shaped area bounded on the north by Valmont street, on the south by Foothill, on the east by Pinewood avenue and on the west by Commerce avenue. Proposals for portions of Sunland, Pacoima and Sun Valley, considered at a July FOR BELOW MAIL THRIFTY COUPON CONVENIENT DELIVER HOME OF THE TIMES VALLEY Complete local, state, national and world-wide news. Features for all the family 18 popular comics daily -8 pages color comics on Saturday.

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