Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 18, 1959 · Page 5
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Loca/A/o/esU.R. Freshman Dies, Mystery Poison Blamed Flowers For Easter Giving Place your Easter FJower or dcrs this week for out-of-town de-] livery at Hockridge Florist, 106 W. State, for the best service, x Photographers to Meet Tfle Professional Photographers Association of the Inland Empire, will meet at the Armand Studio, tonight at 8 p.m. Program will be by Vince Thomas of the Pro fessional Technical Department ol Eastman Kodak Company, en titled "The Use of Color in Color Portraiture." Luscious Navel Oranges and sweet desert grapefruit for sale. Rediands Foothill Groves, x Forum Lecture Tonight Tonight an all color film lecture on Germany will be presented in the University of Rediands Chapel. 7:30. with Victor Sickingcr. Regiftrations will b e taken at the door. Help Crippled Children roller skate tonight! Skating from 7:30 to 10:30. Donation $1.00. Skateland PY 3-5733. x Navel Growth Subnormal The growth of navel oranges at East Highlands during the month ending March 15 Was below normal by .13 of a packing size according to Robert F. Jennings of the East Highlands Orange- company staff. Navels are now one third of a packing size above normal by his on-tree measurements. Valencia growth in the past month was one third of a packing size below normal but the fruit is .08 of a packing size above normal in size. Free Water Ski Lessons Contact Herman's Marine, 320 East State, Rediands. x Heagerty Funeral Funeral services for Joseph Henry Heagerty were held Tues-| day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the F. Arthur Cortner chapel, with Rev. Gerald C. Churchill, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating. Cremation followed at Mt. View Crematory at San Bernardino. Simca! Just arrived — 2 more truckloads! Previous 2 loads sold and delivered! Choose yours today- Van Dorin Motor Co., 621 Orange. PY 3-2493. x 14,000 Actual Miles Local one owner 1958 Chevrolet 2-door Station Wagon. Just like new. A ml buy at S2195. Van Dorin Motor Co., 621 Orange. PY 3-2493. x Attempt Theft Rediands police late yesterday investigated an attempt by a stranger to take a new suit of clothes from Gair's. The officers said that it was apparent that the would-be-thief realized that he was causing suspicion and fled without taking the suit. The car in which he was riding with two companions vanished in the heavy highway traffic. Rocket Club Meeting The Rocket Club of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce will have a breakfast meeting in Willards tomorrow morning at 7:30 and will hear Charles Evett speak on the Professional Salesman. Michael N. Hawks, 18, brilliant freshman bio-chemistry student at the University of Rediands,'died at 11:20 p.m. last night after surgeons earlier in the evening had massaged his heart to revive him. Death was caused by Standard Shift Cars Cheaper To Operate SACRAMENTO OJPD—A state agency reported today it is more economical to operate cars equipped with standard shift trans missions than with automatic drive. The Department of Automotive Management, in a report to Assemblyman Lloyd W. Lowrev <D- Rumsey;, said: Fuel consumption in autos equipped with automatic transmis sions runs 10 per cent higher, brakes have to be relined oftener, and overhaul costs and parts are more expensive. The state experts said it costs approximately $300 every 100,000 miles more to operate state cars with automatic transmissions. Shoes For Politician .REDONDO BEACH (UPD—Pa­ tricia Gazin, recently elected as a city councilwoman, filed her campaign expense account Tuesday. It totaled S217—including S20 for walking shoes and $10 for a baby sitter. Weather Rainfall Temp. 24 Sea­ Hours son February 18 62 43 February 19 63 48 .02 5.12 February 20 61 41 February* 21 . 50 45 .47 February 22 59 37 .02 5.61 February 23 67 35 February 24 „ 70 37 February 25 73 3!) , February 26 77 3» February 27 R0 41 February 28 S2 45 Tarch 1 .... 81 47 .... "larch 2 .... 83 45 'larch 3 .... 87 49 Tarch 4 .... Bl 46 "larch 5 76 42 Maroh 6 76 40 March 7 .... 78 43 March ft m 43 March 9 82 47 March 10 86 46 March 31 so 45 March 12 87 45 March 13 80 46 March 14 73 52 March 15 _ 80 45 March 16 _ 84 46 March 17 March IB . B4 79 49 44 Daily • u. -frets WILLIAM G. MOORE. Publisher. r &ANK E. MOORE. Editor. Published every evening (except Sunday at Facts building. 700 Brookside at Center, Rediands. C*Htorrtia. Founded October 23. 1890. 69th year. Cstered as second class matter October 23, 1890. at the Post Office at Realandt. California, under act of March 3. 1878. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Ctn Advance) Oat Mont* S 1.30 Threm Jf.nUU 1.60 Six Maltha ________ 7.10 Oat Tear ___________ 14.M a poisonous substance. Hawks was found unconscious in his dormitory room, 107 Mel-] rose hall, at 2:30 yesterday afternoon by his roommate, Richard Lehman, Alhambra. Hawks was rushed to Rediands Community hospital. He died without gaining consciousness. What the poison was will not be known until completion ol laboratory tests, according to Dr. F. Rene Modglin, autopsy surgeon, and Dr. Melvin I. Haley, biochemist,, following an autopsy at noon today. Deputy Coroner Edward P. Doyle ordered the autopsy to determine the cause of death. Dr. Modglin, following the autopsy, reported that there was nothing wrong with the young chemical student's organs and that death "was due to some unknown poison". Samples of tissue, blood and body fluids were taken to the bio-chemical laboratory in San Bernardino for analysis. Powders Found Also taken for analysis were numerous powders, crystals, ground portions of plants and oth er substances found in unlabeled bottles in his room. He had been known to have conducted expe riments in his room. The doctors said that a quantity of large capsules, full of some powdered substance were also; found. "It would appear that he ground this substance and placed it in capsules in order to take it internally" the doctors said. Deputy H. W. Georgenton who continued the investigation today turned over to the physicians for their study a tape recording which he said was the youth's dis eertation on mushrooms and another tape of a size that didn fit any player immediately avail able. Deputy Georgenton said that Dr. Robert Maybury, chemistry, professor,'told him that he had been assisting Hawks with some of nis chemical tests in the lab oratory in the morning. "We are studying these experi ments too to determine whether anything that he used in them could have been the poison that caused his death," Mr. Georgeri ton said. "We know that he ate lunch but were Unable to determine just where," he added. He stated that there were in dications that he was also interested in the study of the poison in oleanders as well as other] plants containing poisons. Interested In Piote Sergeant Edward Olmos of the Rediands Police department said that findings revealed that in ad riition to experimenting with the poisons in mushrooms he also was interested in the poisonous effects of certain other plants including the "piote" used By Southwest Indians. His friends reported that he lik-i ed to experiment with new drugs and chemicals and had been restricted from the use of at least one due to the fact that it was dangerous. Although only a freshman, he was termed far advanced in the field of chemistry. He was studying organic chemistry along with analytical mathematics, music, Spanish, English and tennis. Prior to coming to Rediands he attended Brown Military school. Elsinore Military school and Pepperdine college summer session. Summoned Help According to the reports Lehman summoned help when he found his roommate in a coma. The school physician Dr. M. J. Talbert was called and he took the youth immediately to the Redlands Community hospital. H i s stomach was pumped. At around 8 p.m. his heart stopped beating and he was rushed into surgery where his chest cavity was opened and physicia'ns massaged his heart until it began beating again. Their efforts to save him failed and he died at 11:30 p.m. He was the son of Richard A Hawks of Hemet, a research chemist and head of the board of directors of the Sierra Engineering Co. of Sierra Madre. His father and stepmother are reported to be bound for a vaca tion in Hawaii. Sen-ices are being arranged by Emmerson's mortuary. Flamingo Well Has Free-Running il Witmer Says Earl G. Witmer, president of the Flamingo Oil company of Red lands, today reported that the company well near Needles does definitely have a high quality, free- running oil but the question mark is just how much. He stated that yesterday about 4 p.m. while "swabbing" the well, the device pulled out about two barrels of oil instead of the! slush and other material. Because everyone was so excit ed at the time, the cable to the swabber was broken, the swab­ ber fell down to the bottom of the well and the well was consequently shut down this morning. Mr. Witmer said it will be another 10 days to three weeks before a final determination can be made as to the quantity of oil in this particular well. He did state, however, that for the first time since the company started the well a year ago last January, Consulting Geologist Am ner Petty told him on the phone that there is "no question that we have a productive oil field." Mr. Witmer said Mr. Petty has also stated that because of the quantity of gas. he believes the field can be a commercial gas producer as well. The oil which was brought up from the well was free running and was a high grade amber color, Mr. Witmer said. The Flamingo well, in which many Rediands area residents have invested, is located north west of Needles on U.S. 95. The company itself has 1280) acres under lease while individuals who are also stockholders in Flamingo have some 35,000 acres in the area leased. The well has been pumping hot water since last August when nitroglycerin was used to blow the well in and struck the water pocket. It had been hoped the water would seal itself off but when it didn't it was sealed with cement casing, according to Mr. Witmer. Fontcma Voters Approve Tax Rate Increase Fontana voters yesterday approved a new five year tax ceiling of $3.65 for the Fontana Unified School district. Final count was: 2667 for and 1630 against. The Fontana school board be fore the election passed a resolution to limit the tax rate next year to $3.15 to $3.40 the next year and to the $3.65 maximum the following year. This is for cur rent operations. The new ceiling is a boost of $1 over the ola ceiling. The figure in Rediands comparable to t h e $3.t5 is a ceiling here of $3.00. Rediands voters rejected an in crease of 50 cents in the elementary school tax rate ceiling Feb ruary 3. Total school taxes in Fontana at present are $4.58 and in Red lands $4.38. Funds Approved For Nearby Military Bases Five San Bernardino* and Riverside county military facilities were among those included for missile- age constructon by the House Armed Sen-ices Committee yes lerday as they unanimously ap proved the bill for $1,247,178,000 in the budget. Projects included were: Marine Supply Center, Barstow, $432,000; Marine Base, Twentynine Palms, $1,137,000; March Air Force Base, $6,052,000; George Air Force Base $2.222,000 and Edwards Air Force Base, $542,000. Beaver's Public Information Bill Passes SACRAMENTO (UPIi— A resolution calling for a complete finan cial statement in every Assembly interim committee report was adopted by the Assembly today after a heated debate on what the public is entitled to be told. The resolution, authored by Assemblyman Jack Beaver (R-Red lands), was adopted by a 55-18 vote. 'I'm going to vote against this." said Assemblyman Jesse M. Unruh 'D - Los Angeles>. "You're making a fetish of telling everybody everything we do. We can carry it too fn r . iCverytime we put out a set of figures we are subjected to ridicule by some sections of the press. 'The public is entitled to know this information," Beaver stated. STEAL BARN DOORS SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Veil— Mrs. Inez Hoagland reported to the sheriff Tuesday that thieves 510)6* the two doors off; her barn. No horses were missing. Vital Records BIRTHS HERKELRATH — Born, in Red lands, Calif.. March 12, 1959, at Rediands Community hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Herkelrath, 35665 Avenue H, Yu caipa, a son. HILL — Born, in Rediands, Calif. -March 18. 1959. at Rediands Community hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hill, 836 Tribune street, twin sons. GUERRA — Born, in Rediands, Calif., March 18. 1959. at Redlands Community hospital, 10 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Guerra 7926 Cortez street. East Highlands, a son. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED PILLOW-CRIDDLE — Robert E. Pillow, 36, Mentone; and Helen Criddle, 32, Idaho Falls, Idaho. DIENER - BLACKWELL — Ralph Diener, 42. Highland; and Patricia L. Blackwell, 28, Men tone. DEATHS GIFFORD — Died in Rediands Calif., March 17, 1959, Joseph Franklin Gif f ord, aged 79 years, native of Lavaca County, Texas, and resident of Rediands for 50 years. Rosary services will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock from the F. Arthur Cortner chapel. Requiem Mass will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Sacred Heart church Interment will be in Hillside cemetery. NOTICE I will not be responsible for any debts incurred by anyone other than myself. Mollie A. Barnard, 827 Alvarado. Announcement of Funeral Services MRS. FLORENCE E. SHANDY Services 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Hillside Church, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. JOSEPH F. GIFFORD Rosary services will be re, cited 7:30 p.m., Thursday, from the Cortner Chapel. BABY KATHY ALMIND Services pending. F. ARTHUR CORTNER 29 MQ0KSCC ML* FTMfll Joseph Gifford Passes Away A resident of Rediands for the past 50 years, Joseph Franklin Gifford died here yesterday at the age of 79. Mr. Gifford was associated with the Rediands Cooperative Fruit Association for over 40 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church and of the Woodmen of the World for 50 years. He was a native of Lavaca Coun iy. Texas. The deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle C. Taylor of Long Beach, and two sisters, Miss Alice M. Gifford of Long Beach and Mrs. Georgia Norred of Huntington Beach. Recitation of the rosary is scheduled for 7:30 tomorrow evening at the F. Arthur Cortner chapel. Requiem Mass will b e celebrated Friday morning at 10 o'clock in Sacred Heart church. Interment will follow in Hillside cemetery. Legion Members Approve Plans For Clubhouse The membership of Redlandi American Legion Post 106 last night unanimously approved the building committee's recommended plan for a new clubhouse. Next step will be decisions in volving a time schedule for construction as well as financing by the Board of Trustees. A joint meeting of the Trustees and the Legion Executive committee has been set for tomorrow night to undertake this initial planning. The new clubhouse will be located on a 1.3 acre plot of land just west of North Center streei and between Citrus and Highway 99. Of contemporary design by Rack and DeMasirevich, Inc. of Rediands, it will have 5589 square feet and will cost an estimated $65-$75,000. Present planning calls for a so cial hall to seat 144 at tables or 205 at seats. This hall would be available for service club and other organization luncheons and functions. Walt Pry, Dee Jessup and Adm Joseph Pomeroy were acting co chairmen of the building committee. Buck Weaver Dinner Tickets Available There will be some tickets for the "Buck Weaver testimonial dinner available to the general public it was announced today by the members of the Benchwarm- ers dinner committee. The committee said that special arrangements had been made to take care of Terrier fans in addition to the membership of the Benchwarmers for the event. The dinner will be held March 24 in the YWCA activities building: The Benchwarmers are honoring city and Parallel Parking For State St. Considered The City Council last night broke, the ice on one of the long standing issues in the downtown district by suggesting that now Is the time to switch from diagonal to parallel parking on State street. The touchy question was tossed into the hopper unexpectedly last night by Councilman Waldo Burroughs, himself a merchant on State street. Posing the'question as a "trial balloon," Councilman Burroughs said it had been agreed long ago that as soon as off-street parking lots were completed, parallel parking should be instituted on State street from Third to Seventh. One of the primary reasons would be to permit the resurfacing of State street. The Division of Highways will not permit State Gas Tax money to be used on the street until parallel parking is instituted on the basis that with angle parking much of the street is merely a parking lot Because of the congestion along the street police and fire offi cials have been urging the change for years in order to allow access for emergency vehicles. Some Merchants Opposed Primary opposition has come from merchants and property owners along State street who contend that too many parking spaces would be lost by making the change. Officials have stated before, however, that there is no other city in the area the size of Rcd-j lands which still permits angle parking on its main downtown street. The issue is being revived now since the two new parking district lots — at Fifth and Citrus and at the Triangle — have been put in operation although not yet at peak capacity. Street Lighting A side issue is street lighting bringing the matter up last night, Mr. Burroughs said this ubject should be considered at the same time with some thought for a sharing proposal between the the business people. In Coach Weaver for his outstand-| He stated further that from pri- ing career in leading the Terriers,vate conversations with fellow to previously unheard of football merchants on the street "I feel heights. He is at present begin ning his new duties as grid coach at San Bernardino Valley College Windsors To Visit Las Vegas LAS VEGAS iUPI>-The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, on a motor trip through the Southwest, are due in this gambling capital Thursday. The Desert Inn received a reservation from the former British king for an indefinite stay. A spokesman said the Duke and the former Wally Simpson were driv ing from Tucson, Ariz. About People Army Specie list Four. Dew Walker Jr. 19, whose parents live at 334 Normandie street, recently re-enlisted in the Regular Army in Bad Kissingen. Germany, where he is assigned to the 92d Field Artillery. A switchboard operator in the artillery's Battery B in Bad Kissingen, Specialist Walker entered the Army in July 1956 and arrived in Europe in February 1957. Ricky Fsrquhar, daughter of the Richard L. Farquhars. 344 Fifth avenue, has been elected president of Pi Beta Phi sorority at the University of Arizona. Ricky is a junior in the college of education. She was also a Pompon girl Orange Dyeing Bill Signed WASHINGTON (UPD — President Eisenhower has signed into law a bill permitting Florida and Texas orange growers to continue dyeing their fruit orange. SELL IT TOMORROW With an Inexpensive ' 'Classified Ad most of them are now in favor of parallel parking. If you have ever viewed State street early in the morning, you will notice it is really a nice spacious street. With resurfacing, parallel parking and some attractive lighting, we would have a competitive business district." Jie asserted, too. that when traffic jams up in the downtown area out-of-town people take one look and head for some other shopping area. .Mayor Harry G. Wilson noted that the council had said several years ago it would take up the question just as soon as the two lots were in operation and that further he had already asked the Chamber of Commerce to create a special committee to consider a possible three-way split between merchants, downtown propertyi owners and the city in the installation of new lights. Opposition Prevails Councilman Charles C. Parker reported that he had lunched yesterday with two of the merchants who had been forerunners in pre vious opposition to the change in parking and that they still maintain too many spaces would be lost. Doing some research on his own, however, he emphasized that some 200 cars are being removed from the central business district by the relocation of buildings, in addition to the parking district lots. He said Security Bank has provided 60 off-street spaces, the Bank of America will provide an equal number at its new building, Serr's has provided off-street parking and a number of professional buildings have moved out of the central district and provided their own parking. The upshot of last night's discussion was to instruct Public Works Director John Jones to survey the five blocks from Third to Seventh to determine just how many parking spaces would be lost in the changeover and also to make a cost estimate on the number and type of new lighting standards in the downtown dis trict. Rediands Daily Facta Wed, Mar. 18, 195? - 5 No Action Taken On Yucaipa School Tax Election Rankin Attends LA. Meeting Colonel Carl E. Rankin, 1204 San Jacinto street, is in Los Angeles today for a joint meeting of the American Society of Metals and the Society for Nondestruct ive Testing. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss problems relative t o| techniques of nondestructive testing of metals. Under the old system, it was necessary to destroy the material to find out how much, wear and tear it could stand. New methods include inspection by penetration, magnetic particles, ultrasonics and., X-rays. Col. Rankin is attending in his official capacity as chief of the Quality Control office of San Bernardino Air Materiel Area. The Yucaipa school board last night took no action on an earlier proposal that a tax election be held. Preliminary budget information showing a deficit for the coming school year was presented by acting superintendent Hamilton Sheppard, who noted that complete information is not yet available. Estimates presented last month showed a deficit of almost $69,A 000. Last night's revision trimmed about $6,000 from the deficit figure. , Prior to the meeting. John Gross of the Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce asked Sheppard several questions relating to cost increases for the coming year and the composition of the teacher salary committee. Sheppard replied that whila overall costs are going up. accurate figures on specific items are not yet available. He verified that the salary committee had been made up of one board member, one "citizen" member, a Chamber of Commerce representative, and two members of the California Teachers Association. The board unanimously passed a resolution opposing Assembly bill No. 156 which has been introduced in the California Legislature. The bill would require all school building plans to be submitted to local planning commissions for approval. Since by present law all such plans must receive the approval of the state department of education, the board felt the proposed new requirement would be, in effect, a duplication of services, fees and red tape. Fontana Safe Robbed FONTANA (UPD— A bag containing at least $1,500 was stolen from a safe Tuesday night during St. Patrick's celebration in a tavern. Proprietor Harold Powell reported the greenbacks were in an orange bag. I Coach's Death Held Accidental A coroner's inquiry into the death of Pacific High school coach Louis C. Finn who was struck in, the head by a 12-pound "shotput" last Friday closed the case yesterday with a ruling of "accidental death." The accident occurred in a dual meet between Rediands and Pacific high school when the coach and teacher walked into the path of the shot which had been heaved by Lowell Bolton, 18-year-old Pacific senior. The accident occurred during a warmup period for the meet. Finn, 40; died late Sunday night despite efforts of doctors to save him from the crushing injuries. CARD OF THANKS I wish to thank our many kind neighbors and friends for sympathy and kindness shown during my husbands illness and death— special thanks to Rev. Foerster and the Park Department. Mrs. Esper L. Paulsen,... Discover '59 Plymouth's BIG DIFFERENCE EMMEASON FUNERAL CHAPEL WEEKS. Benjamin N. 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (today) Canaan Temple Church of God in Christ 841 S. Waterman San Bernardino NOE, Edwin C. ' 11:00 a.m. Thursday Rediands Chapel WHITLACH, Paul W. Services Pending Valley Chapel HAWKS. Michael N. Services Pending Rediands Chapel Phone PY 2-2422 BROOKSIOE AVE. AT CENTER ACROSS FROM THE NEW DAILY FACTS BUILDING BIG DIFFERENCE IN STYLE Plymouth's clean, progressive styling spells glamour and "go" without showiness. From massive new grille to optional new rear Sport Deck, Plymouth is tastefully designed with a modern, . luxury look. 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